EHG3541 - Watching brief, Knocknagael substation (tower junctions)

Technique(s)

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

March 2010

Description

An ongoing archaeological watching brief was undertaken during the construction of towers and temporary haul roads as part of the major development of the electricity substation and associated infrastruture at Knocknagael, Inverness. The first phase consisted of a watching brief during the formation of two junctions of the public road for two temporary haul roads. Tower Junction 2 required the removal of a drystone dyke. The dyke was seen to be composed of a drystone wall facing to the west abutting a turf/soil mound to the east (field side). A ditch ran alongside the dyke on the west side. The only finds recovered were two small fragments of modern glass. <1>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L et al. 10/2010. Knocknagael Substation, Inverness: Archaeological Watching Brief - Intrastructure Works (Towers and Temporary Haul Roads). Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital. pp 8, 9.
  • <1> Collection/Project Archive: Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. 2010. Knocknagael Substation - Intrastructure Works (Towers and Temporary Haul Roads). Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital. pp 8, 9.

Map

Location

Location Proposed substation site, Knocknagael
Grid reference Centred NH 6520 3866 (297m by 635m)
Map sheet NH63NE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 2:00PM

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