EHG5487 - Metal detector survey - Culchunaig Farmhouse, Westhill

Technique(s)

Organisation

AOC Archaeology Group

Date

March 2019

Description

An archaeological metal detector survey, was carried out by AOC Archaeology Group in 2019 at land southwest of Culchunaig Farmhouse, Westhill, in advance of the conversion of an existing steading to form a dwelling house and the erection of outbuildings. No finds were made during the survey, which was hampered by disturbed ground conditions due to the presence of high vegetation and a large volume of modern rubbish. A photographic survey of the standing buildings (see EHG5488) and a trial trenching evaluation (see EHG5489) were also undertaken. In order to maximise coverage, the trenches and spoil were swept with the metal detector during the evaluation phase on 1st April. No signals were picked up from the trench bases or the spoil. Despite the lack of significant remains found, it was recommended that any ground-breaking works are subject to a watching brief and spoil surveyed by a metal detector. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L.. 2019. Culchunaig Farmhouse, Westhill: Archaeological Evaluation by Metal-detector Survey, Building Survey and Trial Trenching Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital. [Mapped features: #10683 ; #10684 ]

Map

Location

Location Culchunaig Farmhouse, Westhill
Grid reference Centred NH 7390 4427 (114m by 90m)
Map sheet NH74SW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Record last edited

Feb 25 2021 3:57PM

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