EHG5045 - Excavation - Rothiemurchus Controlled Topsoil Strip

Technique(s)

Organisation

Northlight Heritage

Date

Sept 2014

Description

An archaeological controlled topsoil strip and subsequent excavation was undertaken at Rothiemurchus, Highland during the Ettridge to Boat of Garten Rationalisation project. This involved the undergrounding of an existing overhead line as part of the Beauly to Denny 400kV overhead line development programme. The work was undertaken by Northlight Heritage on behalf of Scottish & Southern Energy Ltd. between the 15th and 30th of September 2014 and focussed on the area where the route of the underground cables ran close to a known palisaded enclosure (Scheduled Ancient Monument 9337). During the controlled topsoil strip a series of 53 archaeological features were uncovered, which included pits and possible post-holes, that partly corresponded to the location of previously recorded unscheduled crop marks located to the south-west of the scheduled monument. Where preservation in situ was not possible the archaeological features were fully excavated and recorded. Although no artefacts were recovered the excavated features have been provisionally interpreted as prehistoric. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Gallacher, A.. 2014. Etteridge to Boat of Garten Rationalisation Scheme: Rothiemurchus Controlled Topsoil Strip: Aviemore, Highland. Northlight Heritage. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Rothiemurchus
Grid reference Centred NH 9006 1164 (163m by 422m)
Map sheet NH91SW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Dec 4 2020 12:47PM

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