EHG5432 - Walkover and condition survey - Beauly to Denny 400kV Overhead Transmission Line, Corrieyairack Pass

Technique(s)

Organisation

Northlight Heritage

Date

Aug 2013

Description

A rapid archaeological condition survey was undertaken by Northlight Heritage in 2013 on General Wade's Military Road (Scheduled Ancient Monument No. 6128) as part of the Beauly to Denny 400 kV overhead line development programme. The survey focussed on a stretch of the 18th century military road which runs from the base of the zig-zags in the Corrieyairack Pass to a point some 1 km along the road to the west, next to a disused weather meteorological station. The current condition of the road was recorded, along with points of specific cultural heritage interest. Sections of the monument which had the potential to suffer from future erosion or damage were also noted. Some of the road had undergone recent upgrading and was considered relatively stable. However, 16 locations were identified where the risk of future erosion and/or damage was considered possible. A series of dry stone retaining walls were noted next to the road on the traverses, along with indications of previous road alignments. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Sneddon, D.. 2013. Beauly to Denny 400kV Overhead Transmission Line: Track 18, Towers FT38 to FT41: Condition Survey of General Wade's Military Road: Data Structure Report. Northlight Heritage. Digital. [Mapped features: #10528 ; #10529 Survey area, ]

Map

Location

Location Corrieyairack Pass
Grid reference Centred NN 4250 9847 (973m by 295m)
Map sheet NN49NW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish LAGGAN
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

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Record last edited

Dec 9 2020 5:23PM

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