EHG4357 - Topographic survey - Comar Wood Dun

Technique(s)

Organisation

Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)

Date

Aug 2013

Description

A prehistoric enclosed dun was discovered by Forest District staff in Comar Wood, Strathglass, 1km southwest of Cannich, during a pre-felling check on the woodland in the Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District in 2010. The dun and the area around it were felled in 2013 in a manner which has avoided structural damage to the site. A detailed contour and measured survey of the dun site and landscape features, including tree stumps on the dun and enclosure wall, was conducted by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological Services in 2013 prior to commencement of a planned archaeological excavation (see EHG4731). All visible structural elements of the dun, its defensive outworks, later structures and other archaeological details of the site were surveyed to a standard consistent with a Level 4 survey as per RCAHMS Survey and Recording Policy. The site was interpreted as a galleried dun with an unusually well-defined defensive outwork. Later buildings of probable post-medieval date had been built into the rubble of the dun and outwork. <1> A final report following post-excavation analysis has also been produced. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S., Fraser, L. and Peteranna, M.. 2014. Comar Wood Dun: Archaeological Evaluation and Measured Survey: Cannich, Strathglass, Scotland: Data Structure Report. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.
  • <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M., Birch, S. and Fraser, L.. 2014. Comar Wood Dun: Archaeological Evaluation and Measured Survey: Cannich, Strathglass, Scotland: Final Report. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS) & West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Comar Wood Dun, Cannich, Strathglass
Grid reference Centred NH 3252 3101 (144m by 142m)
Map sheet NH33SW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Galleried Dun - Comar Wood, Kilmorack (Monument)

Record last edited

Oct 7 2015 1:19PM

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