EHG5643 - DBA and walkover survey - Clashnessie Mains Rehab Project, Assynt



West Coast Archaeological Services


Aug 2019


An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey was carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services in 2019 on behalf of Scottish Water Solutions in advance of replacement of water mains and associated works, through the historic township of Clashnessie, in Assynt, Sutherland. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeological sites likely to be affected within the areas outlined for the proposed development works and pipeline route and in order to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites recovered. The desk-based assessment identified a number of archaeological sites in close proximity to the proposed works, and within the surrounding landscape outside the township. The walkover survey, carried out on the 8 August 2019, recorded 25 sites along the length of the pipeline route including buildings, enclosures, boundary and enclosure dykes, clearance cairns and areas with relict cultivation, of post-medieval date. Mitigation measures are proposed to safeguard the sites during the establishment of the proposed works. <1>

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  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S.. 2019. Clashnessie Mains Rehab Project, Clashnessie, Assynt, Sutherland: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Walkover Survey. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital. [Mapped features: #12157 ; #12158 Survey area, ]



Location Clashnessie, Assynt
Grid reference Centred NC 0515 3052 (833m by 662m)
Map sheet NC03SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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Apr 4 2022 11:42AM

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