EHG2859 - Trial trenching at Mullans Wood, Tore



Catherine Dagg


December 2008


Archaeological trial trenching was carried out within an area of felled coniferous planting scheduled for re-development. The trenches covered 7% of the development area. Before felling commenced a marking out survey had been carried out to identify exclusion zones. Three of the stone piles identified in the walk-over survey were investigated. An area of topsoil stripping for a deer fence was also examined, and a trial trench was dug across the area of a proposed office and plant building. The work ascertained that mounds identified during an initial walk-over survey were piles of stones without any structure and were most likely to have been field clearance piles, possibly contemporary with a hut circle located within the undisturbed part of the plantation. Ditches and plough marks were also noted. These are possibly associated with short-term expansion of croft land during the 19th century. <1>

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Location Mullans Wood, Tore, Killearnan
Grid reference Centred NH 57641 52688 (337m by 307m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH55SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

  • Five possible field clearance piles in Mullans Wood, Tore (Monument)
  • Small cairn in Mullans Wood (1 of 8) (Monument)
  • Small cairn in Mullans Wood (3 of 8) (Monument)
  • Small cairn in Mullans Wood (4 of 8) (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Desk based assessment and walkover survey at Mullans Wood, Tore

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Oct 18 2016 10:59AM

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