NH 574 947 A programme of archaeological recording was carried to fulfil an archaeological planning condition at the Bungalow, Culrain, Sutherland in April 2006, prior to demolition and replacement of the existing house. The bungalow was photographed, and five trial trenches were excavated to uncover a 10% sample of the site. An archaeological investigation was requested in this case because the site lies in the vicinity of the site of the Battle of Carbisdale, the last battle of the Marquis of Montrose in April 1650.
The Bungalow itself appears to have been built in the mid 20th century on a previously unoccupied site. There has been considerable disturbance, however, over much of the site, with the creation of a rough driveway, dumping of material, the excavation of a soakaway, and the western edge of the site has been built up to form a platform for the adjoining house. All finds were apparently of 20th-century date. The area had apparently been much disturbed by the creation of a soakaway and the dumping of materials at various dates, but there was no apparent residual material from earlier occupation.
Report lodged with Highland SMR and Library Service, and NMRS; archive will be deposited with RCAHMS.
Sponsor: Mr S Bayliss. <1>
Dataset: RCAHMS. 01/2009. Annual update from Canmore. Digital.
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