EHG5777 - DBA and site visit - new house, land at Kingsburgh, Skye



West Coast Archaeological Services


Oct 2020


A desk-based assessment and site visit were conducted by West Coast Archaeological Services in 2020 for the development for a new house site on Land 70m SW of 2 Kingsburgh, Skye. Planning consent had included a condition requiring an archaeological desk based assessment and watching brief. However, the requirements for archaeological input at the site had been overlooked and site groundworks had proceeded including the stripping of the topsoil for the access drive, house platform and associated services including a sceptic tank and soakaway. These works were carried out without any archaeological supervision. Site works were halted until remedial archaeological input had been carried out. It was therefore decided that an archaeological site visit should be carried out at the site to inspect the ground works that had taken place, and the results of the visit and any potential recommended remedial works be included in a data structure report. The results of the desk based assessment would also be included in this report. A full inspection of all the ground works including standing sections, prepared ground surfaces and spoil heaps was made, to check for the presence of exposed archaeological features, deposits and artefacts. No archaeological features or deposits were noted in any of the exposures of spoil heaps, while any artefacts were limited to abraded sherds of industrial period ceramics and glass, along with the occasional roofing slate fragment and iron objects and plastic of recent date. <1>

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Location Kingsburgh, Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 3930 5539 (110m by 65m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG35NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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Mar 20 2024 3:19PM

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