EHG3818 - DBA and walkover survey - Novar Estate Woodland Creation Scheme



Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)


Dec 12-Jan 13


An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey was carried out for an area of proposed woodland by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services between December 2012 and January 2013 in advance of a new woodland creation scheme at Strath Mor near Evanton in Ross-shire on behalf of Crosscut Forestry and Novar Estate. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeological sites and features likely to be affected within the area outlined for the proposed woodland creation scheme and to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites identified. The survey identified two previously unrecorded hut circles and accurately recorded a known hut circle and field system, shooting butts and boundary dykes. The desk-based assessment revealed that the northwest and southwest peripheries of the area had been subject to survey and a watching brief in 1995, 2002 and 2003. Boundary dykes previously recorded within the survey area are included in this report. Mitigation measures were proposed to safeguard the sites during the woodland planting. <1>

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Location Novar Estate
Grid reference Centred NH 5809 7046 (6176m by 4920m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH57SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS
Civil Parish KILTEARN

Related Monuments/Buildings (11)

  • Dykes - Cnoc a' Leacachan (Monument)
  • Hut circle - Strath Mor (Monument)
  • Hut circle - Strath Mor (Monument)
  • Mound - Strath Mor (Monument)
  • Possible clearance cairn - Cnoc Gille Mo Bhrianaig (Monument)
  • Roundhouses - Cnoc a' Leacachan (Monument)
  • Shooting butts - Cnoc Ceislein (Monument)
  • Shooting butts - Cnoc Gille Mo Bhrianaig (Monument)
  • Shooting butts - Strath Mor (Monument)
  • Turf banks - Novar Estate (Monument)
  • Turf banks - Novar Estate (Monument)

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Record last edited

Oct 10 2019 2:33PM

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