EHG3183 - Desk-based assessment of Pitcairn Lands, Dingwall North

Technique(s)

DESK BASED ASSESSMENT

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

October 2009

Description

A desk based assessment was undertaken for a proposed housing site at Pitcairn Lands, Tulloch, Dingwall. The site was found to represent the last remaining recognisable area of late 18th and early 19th-century parkland associated with Tulloch Castle. Careful design of the scheme overall is recommended to mitigate the unavoidable impact on the visual setting of the castle. The north-eastern part of the site was also a racecourse in the 18th century. There is also limited potential for buried archaeological evidence of earlier pits and similar features. The report recommends attendance by an archaeologist during topsoil stripping in order to mitigate this potential. Attention is also drawn to the Davidson family burial ground within this site close to Chestnut Road, which should be marked off and safegurded. <1> It should be noted that an evaluation by trial trenching has been recommended by the HC Archaeologist due to the potential for prehistoric remains to be present on the site. <2>

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Map

Location

Location Pitcairn Lands, Dingwall North
Grid reference Centred NH 54484 60087 (621m by 381m) (Centred)
Map sheet NH56SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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