EHG2876 - Desk based assessment and walkover survey - Borve to Edinbane Water Main Renewal



Highland Archaeology Services Ltd


Oct 2007


A desk based assessment and walkover survey was conducted by Highland Archaeology Services in 2007 to establish as far as possible the nature and extent of any archaeology likely to be affected by the construction of a new water main between Borve and Edinbane on the Isle of Skye. A number of post-medieval farmsteads, crofting township remains, and areas of rig cultivation were identified on the ground. A watching brief was recommended to cover construction work in the key areas. Most of the new water main would be unlikely to affect archaeological remains, but one area of sensitivity was identified in Borve. <1>

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Location Borve to Coishletter
Grid reference Centred NG 39646 51001 (11965m by 6437m)
Map sheet NG35SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH
Civil Parish PORTREE
Civil Parish SNIZORT

Related Monuments/Buildings (14)

  • BORVE (Building)
  • Borve (Monument)
  • Bridge over Carbost Burn, east of Carbost (Building)
  • Building attached to head dyke, east of Borve (Monument)
  • Building footings and dykes, north west of 19 Borve (Monument)
  • Building north west of old Carbost bridge, east of Carbost (Monument)
  • Possible dairy structure south of Larch Grove, Treaslane (Monument)
  • Raised platform north of Stlamor, Cnot (Monument)
  • Site of bridge and former road alignment, Drochaid Abhainn an Tora (Monument)
  • Site of farmstead and enclosures, east of Carbost (Monument)
  • Site of farmstead and enclosures, west of Borve covered reservoir (Monument)
  • Small rectangular enclosure south of Lo'n na h-Iolainn, Borve (Monument)
  • Sub circular enclosure north west of Lo'n na h-Iolainn, Borve (Monument)
  • Treaslane (Monument)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Watching brief - Borve to Edinbane water main renewal (Ref: BED08)

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Record last edited

Oct 28 2014 3:52PM

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