EHG5600 - DBA and walkover survey - Ben Damph Estate (Loch Damh & Srath a’ Bhathaich, Torridon)

Technique(s)

Organisation

West Coast Archaeological Services

Date

June 2019

Description

An archaeological desk based assessment and walkover survey was carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services in 2019 on behalf of Trees for Life and Ben Damph Estate in advance of a potential native woodland planting scheme along the east shore of Loch Damh and the northwest side of Srath a’ Bhathaich, Torridon, Wester Ross. The walkover survey recorded 16 new archaeological sites comprising a total of 28 individual structures. These included a prehistoric hut circle and associated field system, the site of a possible illicit still and a range of structures relating to transhumance activities in the landscape. The latter included shielings, stock enclosures and twinning pens that were possibly used during the droving of livestock between different communities and to markets. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S.. 2019. Ben Damph Estate Native Woodland Planting Scheme, Torridon, Wester Ross: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Walkover Survey. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital. [Mapped features: #12048 ; #12049 Survey area, ]

Map

Location

Location Ben Damph Estate, Loch Damh & Srath a’ Bhathaich, Torridon
Grid reference Centred NG 8731 4992 (2911m by 6018m)
Map sheet NG84NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish APPLECROSS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Feb 21 2022 10:38AM

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