EHG5270 - Metal Detecting survey and watching brief - Leanach Farm, Culloden Moor

Technique(s)

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

Apr 2018

Description

A metal detecting survey and watching brief was undertaken to mitigate the heritage impact of development works undertaken by Scottish and Southern Energy Networks to reroute an existing overhead power line and transfer part of the same line underground at Leanach Farm, Culloden Moor. The works involved the excavation of a cable trench and a series of pits for the relocation of overhead powerline poles. The works were located within the footprint of the designated Culloden Battlefield (BTL6) and in the vicinity of the nationally important Clava prehistoric funerary monuments. The metal detecting survey identified a small collection of ferrous and lead objects along with two modern one pound coins. The lead objects, whilst not of obvious military origin, have been retained. No significant archaeological deposits, features or finds were identified during the course of the watching brief and no further archaeological work is recommended. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Young, A.. 2018. Land at Leanach Farm, Leanach, Culloden Moor: Archaeological Metal Detecting Survey & Watching Brief for Scottish & Southern Energy Networks: Final Report and Recommendations. Highland Archaeology Services. Digital.

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Location

Location Leanach Farm, Culloden Moor
Grid reference Centred NH 7551 4477 (218m by 134m)
Map sheet NH74SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Record last edited

Aug 5 2021 11:35AM

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