EHG3479 - Trial trenching, north of Knollbuck

Technique(s)

Organisation

Glasgow University (GUARD)

Date

May 2010

Description

An archaeological evaluation was carried out by by Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD), on behalf of Scottish & Southern Energy, on an area proposed for development at Knollbuck, Culachy Estate, Fort Augustus. The site of a proposed tower FT9B, to the north of the settlement of Knollbuck, was evaluated with a 10% strip of the total area proposed for development (2500m2). Eight trenches were excavated and identified only one possible archaeological feature, deposit of alder charcoal. It is thought that this may have washed down the hill from a nearby hearth or bloomery site and may be of some age, possibly prehistoric. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: James, H F. 2010. Beauly to Denny Overhead Transmission Line - Knollbuck Archaeological Evaluation. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). Digital.

Map

Location

Location Knollbuck, Cullachy Estate, Fort Augustus
Grid reference Centred NH 36714 05647 (115m by 116m)
Map sheet NH30NE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Nov 27 2014 1:52PM

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