EHG3414 - Updated Desk based assessment - Loch Maree Water Pipeline



Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd


Oct 2010


In 2008 Jacobs Engineering UK was commissioned by Scottish Water Solutions to carry out a desk-based assessment and walk over survey of the Cultural Heritage resource that may potentially be affected by the construction and insertion of a replacement regional scheme, extending from Loch Maree to Gairloch, Wester Ross (NGR: NG 82940 78113, centred (see EHG2788). The proposed scheme was subsequently put on hold and in autumn 2010 came back on line, with alterations. The majority of the proposed route was remaining as it was initially set out. The main revision focused on the section of main raw water pipe, which ran from Torr a Mhuillir (NGR: NG 86147 79436) southwards to Tollie Bay on Loch Maree (NGR: NG 86983 78098). Instead of extending to Tollie Bay the pipe will run from Torr a Mhuillir, following the A832 where it will join the treated water main which extended from Poolewe treatment works (NGR: NG 85404 79030) over Croft Hill. The assessment recorded a total of eight sites of archaeological and historical interest along the proposed route of the pipe line, mainly of Post Medieval date. The proposed route of the replacement raw water pipe passed through an area which has been used for agricultural purposes. Consequently this area has been assessed as having moderate archaeological potential. It is therefore proposed that archaeological monitoring takes place where groundbreaking works are undertaken within the extents of site 18 and 42. <1>

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Location Loch Maree to Gairloch
Grid reference Centred NG 8310 7939 (6408m by 3445m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG87NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Related Monuments/Buildings (23)

  • 15a Pool Croft, Poolewe (Building)
  • Achadh an Fhraoich (Monument)
  • Achadh an Fraoich (Monument)
  • Achadh Ruigh-Chriosain (Monument)
  • Achadh Ruigh-Chriosain (Monument)
  • Building south east of Tollie Farm, Poolewe (Building)
  • Field boundary wall at Corriechoile (Monument)
  • Field system at Tollie Farm, Poolewe (Monument)
  • Hut circle - Creag Doire na Suaine (MM008) (Monument)
  • Hut circle - Creag Doire na Suiane (MM007) (Monument)
  • Hut circle - Creag Na Bo Maoile (MM006) (Monument)
  • Hut circle - Mial (Monument)
  • Pool Crofts (Monument)
  • Poolewe, Ewe Market (Monument)
  • Site of boat house, Tollie Bay (Building)
  • Site of house on west bank of River Ewe at Croft Hill (Monument)
  • Site of pier, Tollie Bay (Monument)
  • Structure at Croft Hill (Monument)
  • Structure at Meall an Sgardain (Monument)
  • Structures at Croft Hill (Monument)
  • Tollie Farm, Poolewe (Building)
  • Two buildings at Croft Hill (Monument)
  • Westfields, 12 Pool Crofts (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • DBA and walk over survey - Loch Maree water main renewal (Ref: B0570000/035861)

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Record last edited

Feb 21 2018 3:17PM

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