EHG3167 - Survey and watching brief - Borve, Skye



Alba Archaeology Ltd


Apr-May 2008


A watching brief was undertaken by Alba Archaeology in April – May 2008, on a residential development in an area containing known archaeological sites, including a dun and to the north a line of standing stones. Early prehistoric field boundaries were also clearly visible across the area. During the work a souterrain with an associated heat affected paved area was revealed. The souterrain had been wholly infilled and a number of sherds were removed from a small sondage. The pre-clearance structures recorded may be a combination of Bronze Age walling and 18th-century builds. In one area a dog-legged arrangement of slabs with an associated compact layer was recorded. This may be historic or another souterrain. Work was halted and a protective boundary fence erected. One house was built on cleared ground to the W of the souterrain. <1> An interim report on this work, prepared in April 2008. Includes initial plans and a selection of photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Dataset: RCAHMS. 02/2010. Annual update from Canmore. Digital. 578200.
  • <2>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Garry, N. 04/2008. Interim Report, Borve, Skye. Alba Archaeology Ltd. 04/2008. Digital. [Mapped features: #887 ; #10286 Survey area, ; #10287 Monitored areas, ]
  • <3> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Garry, N.. 2008?. Draft Report, Borve, Skye. Alba Archaeology Ltd. Digital.



Location Borve, Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 45594 47662 (105m by 101m)
Map sheet NG44NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Possible souterrain - Borve, Skye (Monument)

Record last edited

Sep 29 2020 3:37PM

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