EHG5039 - Watching Brief - Land 500m NW of Carrol Cottage, Brora

Technique(s)

Organisation

AOC Archaeology Group

Date

Aug 2015

Description

A small evaluation and archaeological watching brief conducted during ground clearance for a site compound and hydro pipeline on Uppat Estate, near Brora, Sutherland. The fieldwork was undertaken on 12th August 2015. Due to the proximity of archaeological sites to the proposed route, mitigation measures were put into effect to record and protect the monuments. A small cairn, which had been interpreted as a clearance cairn during the walkover survey, was evaluated and concluded to comprise a small mound of stone overlying boulder outcrop. During the watching brief, evidence for vegetation burning was identified near the cairn. This material was sealed below a layer of natural subsoil, possibly slopewash, and was left in situ below infill. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: M Peteranna. 2015. Watching Brief Report - Uppat Hydro Scheme, Brora, Sutherland. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital. [Mapped features: #9571 Indicative centroid, ; #9572 Monitored areas, ]

Map

Location

Location Land 500m NW of Carrol Cottage, Brora
Grid reference Centred NC 8437 0722 (178m by 22m)
Map sheet NC80NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish CLYNE

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Jan 15 2018 11:26AM

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