EHG5831 - DBA and walkover survey - proposed house plots, Portskerra, Melvich



Highland Archaeology Services Ltd


March 2021


A preliminary archaeological desk-based assessment with a site visit was undertaken by Highland Archaeology Services in 2021 in advance of the proposed development of a parcel of land (Plots 1 and 2), 135m west of Diamond Cottage, Portskerra, Melvich, for two new dwellings and associated access and services. This work was designed to fulfil a planning condition placed on the development. The survey was designed to inform the planning process by means of a review of documentary and cartographic sources for the study area. Research included an assessment of previously recorded heritage assets located within a 1km radius of the proposed development footprint and a site walkover. On the basis of the documentary sources consulted for the project, combined with the results of a site walkover, it is concluded that the site has low potential for the preservation of significant buried archaeological deposits. <1>

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  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Young, A. & McKeggie, L.. 2021. Land 135m west of Diamond Cottage, Portskerra, Melvich, Sutherland: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment & Site Visit. Highland Archaeology Services. 13/04/2021. Digital. [Mapped features: #12637 ; #12638 Study area, ]



Location Portskerra, Melvich
Grid reference Centred NC 8730 6519 (349m by 129m)
Map sheet NC86NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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Aug 4 2022 6:20PM

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