EHG690 - Walkover survey - Loch Ashie Water By-Pass



Wordsworth Archaeological Services


Sept 1998


An archaeological survey was undertaken by Wordsworth Archaeological Services in 1998 on the proposed route of a water pipeline at the south end of Loch Ashie. This survey was requested as the route of the pipeline lay close to an area of known archaeological interest. The route of the pipeline had already been established and the survey was restricted to the 10 metre easement on either side of this line. The survey area was found to consist of mostly improved grassland except to the North of the post and wire fence that ran to the North East across the survey area. In this area heather moorland predominated but this was mostly less than 0.2m high and did not obscure the identification of features. The remains of one hut circle of possible Pictish date and other associated features were found within the survey area. The remains represent a prehistoric settlement with associated field system that may have continued in use into the medieval/post-medieval period. These features are directly threatened by the construction work connected with the proposed pipeline and will be damaged or destroyed by the proposed works. <1>

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Location Loch Ashie
Grid reference Centred NH 6285 3355 (192m by 381m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH63SW
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Jul 17 2023 1:36PM

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