MHG56489 - Dykes - Cnoc a' Leacachan
A number of heather and moss covered stone and turf dykes noted at Cnoc a' Leacachan.
Type and Period (1)
- DYKE (Unknown date)
- None recorded
During a watching brief on the construction of the new access road and contractor's compound for the Noval Windfarm by J Wordsworth in 1996, the remains of three roundhouses and associated clearance cairns were found. Although not actually mentioned in the report a linear feature, possibly the representation of a dyke, is shown on Figure 14, on the southeast side of the monitored area. <1>
Linear features in this general area are visible on vertical APs taken in 2008.
The heather and moss covered stone and turf dykes or banks were noted and recorded during a walkover survey by RoCAS in 2013 in advance of a proposed woodland creation scheme. They were spread up to 1.5m in width and stood up to 0.3m in height. Some stone was visible. They were of unknown date. <2>
- <1> SHG21696 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wordsworth, J.. 1997. An Archaeological Watching Brief at Novar Wind Farm. Wordsworth Archaeological Services. 26/04/2002. Paper and Digital.
- <2> SHG25865 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L.. 2013. Novar Woodland Creation: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital. Feature 3.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5762 7254 (50m by 59m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (2)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/348138/novar-woodland-evanton (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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