Archaeological mitigation was required by Highland Council to minimise the heritage impact of development for a new house and associated services at The Steading, West Town of Duntelchaig, Farr. The archaeological project involved a controlled trial trenching to evaluate the footprint of the proposed structure and a representative sample of the site, in accordance with the requirements of Highland Council.
The site lies in an area of high archaeological potential and the vicinity of two Scheduled Ancient Monuments; a chambered cairn and a group of five hut circles (SM11551 & SM11813) located just to the southwest of the site. An abandoned township (MHG 3638) is located just to the East.
Six trenches were opened across the site including the footprint of the proposed house. All were found to be clear of any significant archaeological deposits or features. No further work is recommended. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Emma Malone. 2017. DBA and Archaeological Evaluation Final Report - Cairn Lodge, West of Duntelchaig, Farr. Highland Archaeology Services. Digital.
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Cairn Lodge, West of Duntelchaig, Farr
Centred NH 6227 3273 (61m by 53m)
INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
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