EHG3643 - Watching brief and controlled topsoil strip, Assynt Lodge, Inchnadamph

Technique(s)

STRIP MAP AND SAMPLE, WATCHING BRIEF

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

November 2011 to January 2012

Description

Archaeological fieldwork was carried out during construction of a house at Inchnadampth, Sutherland, in response to a planning condition. Engineering test pits were excavated under archaeological supervision, and construction of the access road was subject to a watching brief. A controlled topsoil strip was then undertaken on the house site itself. The house is to be built within a group of hill fields shown on the 1st edition 6 inch map, defined by rough, irregular stone dyke. Near the access road a hut circle was identified and safeguarded. The hill fields defined by the dykes seem to roughly coincide with an area of much earlier clearance probably associated with this hut circle. However, the only archaeological features noted during the watching brief and controlled topsoil strip were two dykes and the ploughed-out remains of a possible clearance cairn. <1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Location
Grid reference Centred NC 2572 2215 (213m by 382m)
Map sheet NC22SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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