EHG3990 - Watching brief - Beinn Tharsuinn Windfarm

Technique(s)

Organisation

Glasgow University (GUARD)

Date

Apr-Sept 2005

Description

A watching brief was carried out by GUARD in 2005 as part of a condition on a planning application from Scottish Power to construct a windfarm and ancillary features, including an access track, on Beinn Tharsuinn. The brief had two main aims - the first to record any archaeological features found within the development site during ground-breaking, and the second to monitor works on the C19 Thomas Telford-built Strathrory bridge - the rebuilding of which was a further condition placed on Scottish Power by the Highland Council (see EHG4871). The watching brief took place within an area of 97ha. The immediate surrounding area is rich in prehistoric archaeology, but within the actual development area only one site was identified as prehistoric - an oval hut platform. Additional sites were medieval and post-medieval. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Lynn, D.. 2005. Beinn Tharsuinn Windfarm Construction and Strathrory Bridge Rebuilding: Data Structure Report. Glasgow University (GUARD). Paper and Digital.

Map

Location

Location Beinn Tharsuinn, north of Ardross
Grid reference Centred NH 6366 8133 (5264m by 1379m)
Map sheet NH68SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Jun 16 2016 2:33PM

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