EHG3259 - Watching Brief on laying of underground cables, Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig

Technique(s)

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

March to April 2010

Description

Observation of groundworks associated with laying out cables in proximity to Wade's military road, which survives as an earthwork at Kincraig. No archaeological finds or features were recorded in the western section of observations. Observation along the eastern section noted a roadside wall, although no dating evidence was recovered from it. It had apparently been constructed of alternate layers of turf and rounded cobbles c. 8-14cm in diameter. These has however collapsed and fused and now appeared as a single deposit. The layer of dark, humic material beneath this dyke was too rich to represent buried topsoil. Owing to the oblique and curving nature of the section through the old wall it is difficult to interpret what this stratified darker band represents. It could be that the turf and stone wall might have been constructed alongside Wade’s Road sometime after completion of the road, on top of a shallow ditch which had filled with silt and surface detritus from the road. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wombell, J and Wood, J. 05/2010. Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig: Archaeological Watching Brief Undergrounding of Cables. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. 03/05/2010.

Map

Location

Location Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig
Grid reference Centred NH 8061 0364 (607m by 287m)
Map sheet NH80SW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • General Wade's Military Road, Alvie (Monument)

Record last edited

Jun 22 2016 4:36PM

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