EHG4409 - Excavation - access track for Corriegarth Windfarm

Technique(s)

Organisation

Headland Archaeology Ltd

Date

Dec 13-Jan 14

Description

An excavation was carried out by Headland Archaeology in 2013-14 on the ruin of a C19 croft that was to be impacted by public road improvement works associated with Corriegarth Windfarm, Loch Mhor. The entire footprint of the building was excavated; the interior was de-turfed by hand, the walls and exterior were de-turfed by machine. The finds assemblage implied that the building was in use during the C19. It was likely in use at some time during the first half of the century and then abandoned and dismantled during the last quarter. The footprint of the building suggested that it was a cruck framed structure. In addition to the excavation of the building, a small excavation was carried out of the turf and stone bank forming an enclosure attached to the croft. A rectangular area 2m by 1.75m was de-turfed and a slot was cut through the bank. At this point the bank was 1.2m wide at the base and 0.5m high. The bulk of the bank was built from turves with a stone revetted outer east side. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dalland, M. 2014. Corriegarth Windfarm, Loch Mhor, Inverness-shire, Highland: Archaeological Excavation. Headland Archaeology. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Corriegarth Estate, Loch Mhor
Grid reference Centred NH 5080 1800 (19m by 17m)
Map sheet NH51NW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Nov 12 2015 3:40PM

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