EHG4133 - Watching brief and walkover survey - Connagill, Strath Halladale, Sutherland



Catherine Dagg


Dec 2012


Archaeological monitoring by C Dagg and N Lindsay of the mechanical excavation of 27 trial pits and 12 boreholes at the site of a proposed new substation and associated access road at Connagill was carried out in 2012. The work was aimed at ascertaining the nature and depth of underlying glacial deposits and geological strata. The trial pits measured approximately 2.5-3m x 0.6-0.7m. No archaeological deposits or features were exposed, but the nature, depth and extent of improved soils associated with prehistoric cultivation was noted. A general walkover of the site was also carried out and additional archaeological features, not previously recognised were also identified, including a hut circle near the line of the proposed access road. <1> Information from the monitoring and walkover survey was used to inform the Environmental Assessment for the new substation. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dagg, C.. 2012. Connagill, Strath Halladale, Sutherland: Test Pit and Bore Hole Excavations: Archaeological Monitoring. Catherine Dagg. Digital. [Mapped features: #1919 ; #7461 Test pits, ; #10292 Survey area, ; #10293 Borehole locations, ]
  • <2> Text/Report/Environmental Statement: Ash Design & Assessment. 2013. Connagill Substation and Associated Infrastructure: Environmmental Appraisal. ASH Design & Assessment. Digital.



Location Connagill, Strath Halladale, Sutherland
Grid reference Centred NC 9058 5975 (400m by 317m)
Map sheet NC95NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Hut circle - Connagill (Monument)

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May 1 2020 2:12PM

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