EHG5277 - Watching brief - electricity substation, Knocknagael

Technique(s)

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

Jan-Feb 2010

Description

Watching briefs were conducted by Highland Archaeology Services in early 2010 during groundworks related to the Knocknagael substation. A watching brief was conducted on 13-14 January, 2010 for the access road and sealing end compound ahead of the substation development. Due to the presence of overhead electrical lines, the central area of the sealing compound site was unable to be dug at the time of the watching brief. There were no features or finds of archaeological interest identified in this area. A watching brief was conducted on 26 January 2010 and 3 February for areas S1, S2 and S3. There were no finds or features of archaeological interest identified. A watching brief was conducted on 22-23 February 2010 for the site office, area S4, and for the settling pond. An area of potential archaeological interest was identified during this work adjacent to the site boundary on the opposite side of by a post and wire fence. Located at NGR NH 839196 265153, the feature appeared to be an unnatural low mound in the landscape, apparently a field clearance cairn. The contractor’s foreman was alerted to this possible feature and forewarned to keep all machinery clear of the area. There were no other finds or features of archaeological interest identified. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L et al. 08/2010. Knocknagael Substation, Inverness: Archaeological Watching Brief and Trial Trenching Evaluation. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Electricity substation, Knocknagael
Grid reference Centred NH 6538 3951 (705m by 1084m)
Map sheet NH63NE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Record last edited

Jun 25 2019 11:39AM

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