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>
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).
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