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Highland Wildlife Park

Clearance Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Dyke(S) (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric), Kiln(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Highland Wildlife Park

Classification Clearance Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Dyke(S) (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric), Kiln(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 273581

Site Number NH80SW 57

NGR NH 803 035

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/273581

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Alvie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Badenoch And Strathspey
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH80SW 57 803 035 (Park office)

A desk-based assessment and field survey were carried out as part of a development plan for the archaeology of the site.

The main area of interest lies along the NW boundary of the park, much of it outside the present perimeter fence. Forty-one sites were recorded, mostly of 18th- to 20th-century date, but including two hut circles and associated dykes and clearance cairns. Two corn-drying kilns were also recorded, one of them possibly of double bowl type, as well as a section of Wade road surviving as a grass-covered earthwork.

As often found elsewhere in the Highlands, Bronze Age or Iron Age hut circles were recorded close to post-medieval buildings and walls, but with little apparent evidence of medieval settlement.

Sponsor: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

J Wood 2004

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