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Strathmashie Forest, Tirfadoun

Building (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Strathmashie Forest, Tirfadoun

Classification Building (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Tirfadoun 1

Canmore ID 277188

Site Number NN59SE 54

NGR NN 5854 9302

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NN59SE 54 5854 9302

The remains of a building and a possible platform, standing in light forestry, were recorded here during a detailed archaeological survey of Strathmashie Community Forest near Laggan, Highland. The building measures 10.1m x 3.9m externally and is defined by collapsed drystone walls, tumbled to 1.5m across and 0.5m high. The remains of a right-angled drystone wall extends off the SW side of the structure creating a platform built up on the SW side. The survey was carried out to assess the evidence for past human use and to ascertain whether there was enough archaeology to develop a heritage trail in the forest.

D Sneddon 2005

Activities

Ground Survey (31 March 2014)

NN 58200 93246 (centred on) A desk-based assessment and walkover survey were carried out on 31 March 2014 in the Laggan/Strathmashie Forest in advance of the proposed construction of an access track by a neighbouring landowner. The survey identified four archaeological sites,

including two post-medieval buildings, an enclosure/pen and a water tank.

Report: Highland HER, OASIS and RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland

Lynn Fraser – Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services

(Source: DES)

OASIS ID: rosscrom1-176567

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