EHG2986 - Watching brief on underground electricity cable, Kingshouse to Altnafeadh, Glencoe

Technique(s)

Organisation

Scotia Archaeology Ltd

Date

March 2009

Description

A watching brief was undertaken during the excavation of a trench for an underground cable to replace the 33kv overhead power line from Kingshouse to Altnafeadh, Glencoe. The existing overhead line ran close to, and in places crossed, the Tyndrum to Fort William military road. Most of the new cable was laid using a mole plough, but at the point where the cable crossed the military road an open trenching technique was used. The trench measured 8m by 0.7m with a depth of 1m. This was monitored archaeologically and a section across the road was drawn. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Scotia Archaeology. 03/2009. Kingshouse-Altnafeadh military road: watching brief. Scotia Archaeology. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Cable trench north west of Kingshouse
Grid reference Centred NN 24820 55191 (4m by 10m) (Approximate)
Map sheet NN25NW
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Caulfield's Military Road, Kingshouse-Altnafeadh (Monument)
  • Stirling-tyndrum-fort William Military Road (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 10:26AM

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