EHG4424 - Walkover survey - Fassfern Estate, Locheil



Wordsworth Archaeological Services


Oct 2000


A desk-based assessment and walkover survey were carried out by Wordsworth Archaeological Services in 2000 on the Fassfern Estate, Locheil. It was found that a majority of the survey areas were under forestry plantation and that some of these had seen several episodes of ploughing, planting and harvesting. As a result sonsiderable alterations had occurred to the local terrain making it difficult to identify surviving archaeological sites. This was compounded by the difficulty of accessing the areas because of dense unbrashed planting, windblow, rank often boggy vegetation in rides and other open areas. Given these constraints it was not possible to examine the whole 3000 hectares of the woodland. Instead the survey was targeted at known and predicted areas of archaeological interest. A total of four days were spent walking the identified areas of archaeological interest and areas of potential interest. The latter were selected as areas of unplanted ground, generally close to existing watercourses. However, the majority of open areas were either overgrown with rank vegetation or already ploughed or mounded. As a result only a few additional sites were identified from documentary and cartographic sources, the majority of these had already been damaged by forestry operations. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wordsworth, J.. 2000. Fassfern Estate, Locheil - An Archaeological Survey. Wordsworth Archaeological Services. 20/05/2002. Digital.



Location Fassfern Estate, Locheil
Grid reference Centred NN 0146 8029 (19256m by 6035m)
Map sheet NN08SW
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (11)

  • Allt An Inbhir (Monument)
  • Burnt Mound - Tom Buidhe (Monument)
  • Charcoal burning platform - Glen Suileag, Fassfern Estate (Monument)
  • Craigag (Monument)
  • Drumbeg (Monument)
  • Drumbeg (Monument)
  • Drumsallie (Monument)
  • Drumsallie (Monument)
  • East Annat (Monument)
  • Possible charcoal burning platform - Glen Suileag, Fassfern Estate (Monument)
  • Upper Glen Suileag (Monument)

Record last edited

Jun 15 2021 12:52PM

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