EHG4864 - Evaluation - Srath Chrombuill Hydro Scheme, Kinlochewe

Technique(s)

Organisation

AOC Archaeology Group

Date

Feb 2016

Description

The evaluation of two structures was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group in 2016 prior to development works on the proposed site for a small hydro scheme along the Abhainn Srath Chrombuill near the Heights of Kinlochewe, Wester Ross. The evaluations were undertaken on 24th February 2016. Site 9b, interpreted as a clearance cairn during the walkover survey, was evaluated and concluded to comprise a mound of stone spread over the buried ground surface. This confirmed the initial interpretation. Site 10, interpreted as a small, well-built cairn during the walkover survey was also evaluated. It was found to comprise a slab-built chamber under a covering of loose stone. It contained the partial remains of a goat or sheep. The upright stone adjacent to the cairn was also concluded to have been erected as a marker stone for the site. <1> See also the report for the previous full desk-based assessment and walkover survey (EHG4863) which provides more in-depth historical and landscape context.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • ---XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L.. 2016. Srath Chrombuill Hydro Scheme, Kinlochewe, Wester Ross: Archaeological Evaluation. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital. [Mapped features: #10756 ; #10757 ]

Map

Location

Location Kinlochewe, Wester Ross
Grid reference Centred NH 0928 6446 (32m by 29m)
Map sheet NH06SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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Record last edited

Jun 1 2021 5:39PM

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