EHG3390 - Desk based assessment and evaluation - Sutherland Road, Dornoch



Alba Archaeology Ltd




Archaeological evaluation, comprising the excavation of 27 trenches, followed a desk based assessment undertaken on a proposed development site at Sutherland Road, Dornoch. This work recorded a number of features, some containing preserved organic remains. Further excavation work is recommended. <1> NH 7900 8950 An evaluation was carried out, 12–21 August 2008, prior to development for housing. It was hoped that a boundary ditch identified on an early map would be uncovered. The water-logged areas closest to the road held large timbers, possibly ship-related. A ditch running N/S closer to the edge of town and in sandy conditions contained wooden pegs and knotted rope. At the far S end of the site, in clean sand, the shallow ditch of a burial mound c3.5 x 3.8m with terminals at the SW end was recorded. Archive: RCAHMS (intended). Report: Highland SMR (intended) Funder: Pat Munro (Alness) Ltd Nick Garry (Alba Archaeology - Highland - Ltd), 2008 <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Garry, N. 12/2008. Proposed Housing Development off Sutherland Road, Dornoch: Results of a Desk-based Assessment and Archaeological Evaluation. Alba Archaeology. Digital (scanned as PDF).
  • <2> Dataset: RCAHMS. 02/2010. Annual update from Canmore. Digital. 577395.



Location Sutherland Road, Dornoch
Grid reference Centred NH 7920 8951 (242m by 333m)
Map sheet NH78NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

  • Ditch, Sutherland Road, Dornoch (Monument)
  • Ditches, Sutherland Road, Dornoch (Monument)
  • Medieval and post medieval ditches, Sutherland Road, Dornoch (Monument)
  • Possible Barrow, Sutherland Road, Dornoch (Monument)

Record last edited

Feb 8 2016 4:30PM

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