EHG4144 - Excavation - Coldstream Cottage, Swordle Bay, Ardnamurchan (2011 season)

Technique(s)

Organisation

Ardnamurchan Transitions Project

Date

July 2011

Description

In the third season of work, a series of small excavation trenches were opened up in four structures in July 2011 by the Ardnamurchan Transitions Project at Coldstream Cottage, Swordle Bay, Ardnamurchan. Evidence suggested the reuse and abandonment of all four structures and suggested that there was at least two separate periods of occupation. Finds were almost exclusively post-medieval although there were potentially two sherds of medieval pottery recovered from the site. The site was believed to have been a subject of the Highland Clearances in the 1850s. A number of additional test pits were opened on the site revealing potential evidence of metal working, slag, burning and animal remains. <1> Report awaited.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Publication/Serial: Millburn, P (ed). 2011. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland - New Series, Volume 12, 2011. Paper (Original).

Map

Location

Location Swordle Bay, Ardnamurchan
Grid reference Centred NM 5425 7050 (63m by 68m)
Map sheet NM57SW
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish ARDNAMURCHAN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Township - Swordle Bay, Ardnamurchan (Monument)

Record last edited

Sep 4 2014 4:54PM

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