EHG3289 - Archaeological Survey of Assynt (Assynt's Hidden Lives Project)



AOC Archaeology Group and Historic Assynt


Nov 09-Feb 10


Assynt's Hidden Lives Project (HLP) was designed to assess the archaeological resource of the parish of Assynt, to provide a platform for an improved archaeological understanding of the resource and to record key representative sites. The project was designed with three key phases. The first comprised a desk-based assessment of the existing archaeological records for the area and the compilation of a master database upon which the field programme could be based. Secondly, a walkover survey targeting all of the known sites within the study area was carried out. This phase of the project looked to assess each of the sites visited on their archaeological value and interest, level of preservation and ‘legibility’ as well as considering aspects relevant to visitor experience, such as aesthetic value and physical accessibility. The third phase of the project involved detailed topographic surveys of a representative cross-section of sites throughout the study area, aiming to record good examples of sites from across the chronological range of Assynt’s archaeology. This phase of the project involved a range of survey techniques, from plane table survey to laser scanning, with any given approach chosen to most appropriately record the important features of the site in a suitable level of detail. The project was a collaboration between AOC Archaeology Group and Historic Assynt. <1> Some minor revisions were made to the report, following discussion between the project team and the HER officer. Some NGRs required correction, due to a GPS error. The NGRs entered for monuments have not been updated, but in many cases this was factored in during the record creation process. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Cavers, G & Hudson, G. 05/2010. Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish. AOC Archaeology Group and Historic Assynt. 01/08/2010. Digital.
  • <2> Verbal Communication: Carey, G. 2010-2011. Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer.



Location Assynt
Grid reference Centred NC 1536 1929 (30256m by 33183m)
Map sheet NC11NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

Related Monuments/Buildings (169)

  • Allt A' Chalda Mor (Monument)
  • ALLT DRUIM NAN TOR (Monument)
  • Allt nam Uamh (Monument)
  • Allt Nam Uamh (Monument)
  • Ardvreck Castle (Monument)
  • Assynt Old Parish Church Burial Ground, Inchnadamph (Monument)
  • Assynt Old Parish Church, Inchnadamph (Monument)
  • Baddidarach (Monument)
  • Boundary Wall (Monument)
  • Bridge or culvert, Rientraid (Monument)
  • Broch, An Dun (Monument)
  • Building - Lochinver (Building)
  • Building and Enclosure, Ruigh Dorch (Monument)
  • Building, Eader a' Chalda marshes (Building)
  • Building/Sheiling, Glencanisp (Monument)
  • Buildings and corn drying kiln, Ardroe (Monument)
  • Burnt Mound - Stronchrubie (Monument)
  • Burnt Mound, Allt Nan Uamh (Monument)
  • C18-C19 Field System, Bad an Dioboirich (Monument)
  • Calda House (Monument)
  • Cemetery, Loch Ardbhair (Monument)
  • Cemetery, Lochinver (Monument)
  • Chambered Cairn, Allt Sgiathaig (Monument)
  • Chambered Cairn, Ardvreck (Monument)
  • Chambered Cairn, Carrachan Dubh (Monument)
  • Chambered cairn, Knockan East (Monument)
  • Chambered Cairn, Knockan West (Monument)
  • Chambered Cairn, Ledmore River (Monument)
  • Chambered Cairn, Loch Borralan East (Monument)
  • Chambered Cairn, Loch Borralan West (Monument)
  • Chambered Cairn, Lyne (Monument)
  • Circular enclosure, nr Church, Inchadamph (Monument)
  • Clearance Cairns, Stronechrubie (Monument)
  • Cnoc an T-Seagaill (Monument)
  • Cnoc an T-Seagaill (Monument)
  • Cnoc Na Gaoithe (Monument)
  • Cnoc Na Stroine (Monument)
  • Cnoc Na Stroine (Monument)
  • Crannog, Loch Awe (Monument)
  • Crannog, Loch Awe B (Monument)
  • Crannog, Loch Borralan (Monument)
  • Crannog? Loch Borralan (Monument)
  • Creag Sron Chrubaidh (Monument)
  • Creag Sron Chrubaidh (Monument)
  • Creag Sron Chrubaidh (Monument)
  • Crofting Township, Loch Beannach (Monument)
  • Cross Marked Stone, Lochinver (Monument)
  • Crushing mill, Ardvreck (Monument)
  • Crushing mill, Ardvreck (Monument)
  • Culag Pier (Monument)
  • Earth and stone bank, S of Loch Ardbhair (Monument)
  • Elphin (Monument)
  • Enclosure and building, Ardbhair (Monument)
  • Enclosure, Allt Ardbhair (Monument)
  • Enclosure, Druim Suardalain (Monument)
  • Enclosures, Field Systems, Mill - Achadh Na H-Aghan (Monument)
  • Farm, Ach' an Droighinn (Monument)
  • Farmstead and mill, Ardroe (Monument)
  • Farmstead, Loch Ardbhair (Monument)
  • Farmstead, Loch Assynt (Monument)
  • Farmstead, Rientraid (Monument)
  • Field boundary, Loch Assynt (Monument)
  • Field system, Loch Borralan (Monument)
  • Former location of Cross Marked Stone, Lochinver (Find Spot)
  • General Record, Loch Culag (Monument)
  • General Record, Lochinver (Monument)
  • Glacbain (Monument)
  • Glacbain (Monument)
  • Glenleraig Bridge (Monument)
  • Graveyard, Elphin (Monument)
  • Horzintal Mill, Assynt (Monument)
  • Hut Circle, Dubh Chlais (Monument)
  • Hut Circles, Gleann Leireag (Monument)
  • Inchdauf (Monument)
  • Inchnadamph (Monument)
  • Inchnadamph (Monument)
  • Inchnadamph, Old Manse (Monument)
  • Ironworking site, opposite Ardvreck Castle (Monument)
  • Jetties, shores of Poll a Ghamhna, Rientraid (Monument)
  • Kiln Barn, Aird Bhreac (Monument)
  • Knockan (Monument)
  • Lair (Monument)
  • Ledbeg (Monument)
  • Ledbeg River (Monument)
  • Ledbeg River (Monument)
  • Ledbeg River (Monument)
  • Ledbeg River (Monument)
  • Ledbeg River (Monument)
  • Ledbeg River (Monument)
  • Ledbeg River (Monument)
  • Ledbeg River (Monument)
  • Ledbeg River (Monument)
  • Ledbeg, By Ledmore (Monument)
  • Ledmore (Monument)
  • Ledmore (Monument)
  • Ledmore (Monument)
  • Ledmore (Monument)
  • Ledmore River (Monument)
  • Loch Borralan (Monument)
  • Loch Borralan (Monument)
  • Loch Borralan (Monument)
  • Loch Borralan (Monument)
  • Loch Borralan (Monument)
  • Loch Borralan (Monument)
  • Loch Borrolan (Monument)
  • Lochinver Mill (Monument)
  • Loynemore (Monument)
  • Loynemore (Monument)
  • Lyne (Monument)
  • Lyne (Monument)
  • Memorial To Peach And Horne, Geologists (Monument)
  • Mill Building, Loch Roe (Monument)
  • Mill pool, Cnoc Mhuilinn (Monument)
  • Mill, Gleann Leireag (Monument)
  • Na Cuilean (Monument)
  • Na H-Innsean (Monument)
  • North Lochinver Estate (Monument)
  • Possible Burnt Mound, Inverkirkaig (Monument)
  • Possible burnt mound, Ledmore (Monument)
  • Possible Crannog, Loch Assynt (Monument)
  • Possible horizontal mill, Lyne (Monument)
  • Possible Hut Circle, Dubh Chlais (Monument)
  • Possible Hut Circle, Gleann Leireag (Monument)
  • Possible Iron Working Site, Loch Ardbhair (Monument)
  • Possible jetty, Loch Ardbhair (Monument)
  • Possible longhouse north of Cuil Breac, Elphin (Monument)
  • Possible ruinous long cairn, Knockan (Monument)
  • Possible sheep enclosure, River Loanan (Monument)
  • Possible Shieling Hut, Gleann Ardbhair (Monument)
  • Possible Shieling Hut, Gleann Ardbhair (Monument)
  • Possible Souterrain, Gleann Leireag (Monument)
  • Possible storage structure, Rientraid to Torgawn (Monument)
  • Possible Watermill, Ardvreck (Monument)
  • Ruigh Ruadh (Monument)
  • Ruined Building, Glencansip Lodge (Building)
  • Ruinous Township, Allt Druim Nan Torr (Monument)
  • Sheep enclosure, Allt nan Uamh (Monument)
  • Sheep Enclosure, Unapool, Newton (Monument)
  • Sheepfank, Nr Calda House (Monument)
  • Sheepfold, Fuaran Allt Nam Uamh (Monument)
  • Sheepfold, Lyne (Monument)
  • Shieling Hut Settlement, Coire Nam Mang (Monument)
  • Shieling Settlement, Allt Ardbhair (Monument)
  • Shieling Settlement, Doire Beathaig (Monument)
  • Shieling, Ledbeg River (Monument)
  • Shielings, Loch Beannach (Monument)
  • Shielings, Ruigh an T-Sagairt (Monument)
  • Shielings, Ruigh an T-Sagairt (Monument)
  • Sron Chrubaidh (Monument)
  • Stonechrubie (Monument)
  • Structures, Rientraid (Monument)
  • Sunrise (L) & Inver Cottage (R), Baddidarroch Road, Lochinver (Monument)
  • Three structures, W of A837, Allt Druim Nan Torr (Monument)
  • Torgawn (Monument)
  • Torgawn (Monument)
  • Torran Garbha (Monument)
  • Township and Farmstead, Eadar A' Chalda (Monument)
  • Township, Ardroe (Monument)
  • Township, Badnaban (Monument)
  • Township, Dubh Chlais (Monument)
  • Township, Eadar A' Chalda (Monument)
  • Township, Gleann Leireag (Monument)
  • Township, Strathan (Monument)
  • Township, Tigh Fiodha (Monument)
  • Unapool (Monument)
  • Unapool (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 22 2019 4:58PM

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