EHG5330 - Trial Trenching - Housing Development, Kinloch, Island of Rum



West Coast Archaeological Services


Aug-Sept 2018


A desk-based assessment and archaeological evaluation was requested in advance of a new residential housing development and associated infrastructure on land 160m south of Kinloch Castle, on the island of Rum, in the Inner Hebrides. A programme of trial trenching was conducted across the site to assess the potential for buried archaeological deposits and artefacts. The fieldwork established the presence of a Mesolithic site that appears to have been truncated by the Main Postglacial Transgression, and buried geomorphological features relating to the contemporary landscape. This report discusses the preliminary results of the desk-based assessment and evaluation, and provides recommendations for additional work on-site and a programme of post-excavation analysis. <1>

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  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S.. 2018. Residential Housing Development, Kinloch, Island of Rum: Desk-based Assessment and Archaeological Evaluation Data Structure Report. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.



Location Land 80M SW Of Lyon Cottage, Isle Of Rum
Grid reference Centred NM 4008 9932 (257m by 244m)
Map sheet NM49NW
Civil Parish SMALL ISLES
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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Aug 2 2021 12:13PM

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