EHG5837 - Trial trenching - proposed housing development, Upper Achintore



GUARD Archaeology Ltd


April 2021


A trial trenching evaluation and metal detecting survey were carried out by GUARD Archaeology Ltd in 2021 at Upper Achintore, Fort William. In the first instance trenches equating to a sample of approximately 6% of the development footprint were tested by archaeological trial trenching. A 1% contingency was available in the event that archaeology was encountered but this did not have to be deployed. A total of 17 trenches were metal detected and excavated across a development area measuring approximately 10.87 ha, totalling approximately 4,239 m² distributed across the available area. The trenches measured 1.8 m wide and between 25 m and 50 m long and were positioned to provide even coverage across the Site and at a range of orientations. No significant archaeological finds, features or deposits were revealed during the programme of works. <1>

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  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Green, K.. 2021. Upper Achintore, Fort William: Zones 2 & 5: Archaeological Evaluation Data Structure Report. GUARD Archaeology Ltd. 20/05/2021. Digital. [Mapped features: #12649 Zone 5, ; #12650 Zone 2, ; #12651 Trenches, ]



Location Upper Achintore, Fort William
Grid reference Centred NN 1027 7306 (182m by 538m)
Map sheet NN17SW
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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Aug 9 2022 4:23PM

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