EHG3564 - Desk based assessment and field survey, proposed Slatach Power Station, Glenfinnan

Technique(s)

Organisation

George Geddes

Date

May 2011

Description

An archaeological desk-based assessment and survey was conducted over the site of a proposed hydropower scheme. A brief assessment of maps and aerial photographs highlighted the existence of at least two archaeological features. Field survey, undertaken in difficult conditions, confirmed the existence of these, one a sheepfold, and one an enclosure and quarry, and also discovered a third, a field, high in the western valley. All are probably indicators of 18th and 19th century activity related to both arable and pastoral farming, features that are relatively common in Scotland. Each was recorded and marked by canes, and the development as proposed will not affect them. <1>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Geddes, G. 07/2011. Results of an archaeological desk based assessment and field survey: New hydropower sceme to generate electricity from the Anhainn Shlatach, Slatach Power Station, Glenfinnan. Digital.
  • <2> Collection/Project Archive: Geddes, G. 07/2011. Results of an archaeological desk based assessment and field survey: New hydropower sceme to generate electricity from the Anhainn Shlatach, Slatach Power Station, Glenfinnan. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Proposed Slatach Power Station, Glenfinnan
Grid reference Centred NM 8930 8075 (1340m by 1344m)
Map sheet NM88SE
Civil Parish ARISAIG AND MOIDART
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

  • Drainage features, Glenfinnan (Monument)
  • Enclosure, Glenfinnan (Monument)
  • Sheepfold, Glenfinnan (Monument)
  • Sheepfold, Glenfinnan (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 2:03PM

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