EHG5551 - DBA and topographic survey - Crofts 264 & 276, Achnacarnin, Assynt



Historic Assynt


Apr 2018


A desktop assessment and site survey were undertaken by Historic Assynt in 2018 of the archaeological features on Croft 264 & 276 Achnacarnin, Assynt in the area covered by Planning Application 18/00934/FUL. The site was surveyed using a plane table to map the various features within the proposed development area along with photographs and a visual assessment. The Plane Table was sited at NC04727 32159 close to the northern end of structure B and all the visible archaeological features mapped. The central area where it is proposed that a house will be built is empty of features apart from a clearance cairn (F). Surrounding the central area are the seriously degraded remains of two buildings (A & B), a small enclosure (C) parts of another enclosure (D) with attached structure (E). Both these latter features extend onto the neighbouring croft to the west. The clearance cairn (F) is the only feature which lies directly under the proposed house site. However, during construction care will need to be taken to ensure that those features closest to the proposed house site are not damaged any further. <1>

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  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Sleight, G., Valentine, F., Valentine, J. & McBain, D.. 2018. Report of Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Site Survey: Highland Council Planning Application 18/00934/FUL: Croft 264 & 276 Achnacarnin Assynt. Historic Assynt. Digital. [Mapped features: #10872 ; #10873 Survey area, ]



Location Crofts 264 & 276, Achnacarnin, Assynt
Grid reference Centred NC 0471 3217 (84m by 81m)
Map sheet NC03SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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Aug 27 2021 12:48PM

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