EHG4394 - DBA and walkover survey - Kiachnish Hydro Scheme, Lundavra, Lochaber



Jennifer G Robertson


May 2014


A desk-based assessment and walkover survey was undertaken by J.G. Robertson in 2014 on behalf of Hydroplan UK., along the River Kiachnish, Lundavra, Lochaber, prior to the proposed construction of a hydro scheme. The survey area consisted of a narrow strip of ground, 50m either side of the proposed pipelines, an area 50m in diameter around the intakes and 100m in diameter around the powerhouses. Thirty archaeological sites, comprising a total of 48 monuments, were recorded. Most were associated with the agricultural landscape of either pre-clearance farmsteads or of the subsequent phase of sheep-farming, though a significant number were associated with the military road and its subsequent repairs and with a hydro-electric scheme, which provided the first water-powered public street lighting in Scotland. No scheduled ancient monuments or listed buildings are situated within the vicinity of the survey area. <1> The work was used to inform an environmental statement to support planning application. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Robertson, J.G.. 2014. An Archaeological Survey for the Kiachnish Hydro Scheme, Lundavra, Lochaber, Highland. Jennifer G Robertson. Digital.
  • <2> Text/Report/Environmental Statement: Hydroplan UK. 2014. Environmental Statement: P595 Kiachnish Hydroelectric Scheme. Hydroplan UK. Digital.



Location Kiachnish Hydro Scheme, Lundavra, Lochaber
Grid reference Centred NN 0861 6830 (2680m by 3681m)
Map sheet NN06NE
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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Nov 9 2015 12:09PM

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