EHG4692 - DBA and Walkover Survey - Ullapool to Lochinver Coastal Assessment Survey

Technique(s)

DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, WALKOVER SURVEY

Organisation

Andrew Long Consultant Archaeologist

Date

Aug 1996

Description

In August 1996 a coastal assessment survey was conducted along a 115km stretch of the north western coastline of mainland Scotland between the towns of Ullapool and Lochinver. The principal aims of the survey were to document the archaeology of the coastal zone and assess the impact of coastal related processes on the cultural environment. The survey involved an inspection of both the intertidal zone and a 50m wide coastal strip above the high water mark. In summary 192 sites were inspected, of which 136 were new recordings. The sites primarily consisted of structures and field systems associated with 18th-19th century crofting townships, however several structures and deposits dating back to the prehistoric and medieval periods were also recorded. A total of 5 sites were considered to be actively eroding, including the most significant site recorded, the multi-period structural complex and midden deposits at Achnahaird Sands (NC 01 SW 2). <1> The reports are available online on the Scape website.

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Map

Location

Location Ullapool to Lochinver
Grid reference Centred NC 0456 0816 (16822m by 28701m)
Map sheet NC00NW

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