A desk-based assessment and walkover survey were carried out by AOC Archaeology Group in 2017 on a site proposed for development at Drum Farm, Drumnadrochit. The site and the 500m Study Area were visited on the 30th November in cold and dry weather with snow showers towards the end of the site walkover. The site comprised open farmland, which is currently being grazed by sheep. The ground is reasonably level with some humps and bumps, nome of these can be interpreted as being archaeological features and are natural variations in the site's topography. There is a low bank about 3m wide that runs west to east beneath the power lines across the southern half of the site and is probably associated with the power lines. One upstanding site was observed - a large crearance cairn measuring 17m north to south by 8m east to west. It is aligned along the drystone dyke that separates the site from some houses and the west schoolhouse. It stands up to 1.5m at its highest point. The eastern aspect of the East Schoolhouse was found to be visually impacted to a medium degree by the presence of temporary storage containers at cobbs Bakehouse immediately to the east along Kilmore Road. <1>
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Land at Drum Farm, South of Fire Station, Drumnadrochit
Centred NH 5097 2970 (457m by 272m) (2 map features)
INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
URQUHART AND GLENMORISTON
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Feb 7 2023 10:47AM
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