Link to printer-friendly page

Record details

External Ref:
Name:Geophysical survey - Chapel Hill, Ballachly, Dunbeath
Organisation:Glasgow University (GUARD)


A resistivity survey around the site of the Scheduled possible early Christian monastic site at Chapel Hill, Ballachly, in Dunbeath was carried out by GUARD in 1998 as part of a research project funded by Historic Scotland, the Dunbeath Preservation Trust and the landowners. The aim of the project was to advance knowledge about the Scheduled Monument beyond local traditions and references from C18 travellers to inform management policy for the site and to increase the level of information available. The survey area was carried out in two of the four areas (Areas 3 and 4) identified during a topographic survey (see EHG2850). All of the Scheduled area was avoided. Area 3 was constrained by portions of the Scheduling which meant that the survey could not cover the entire field. Both areas produced major anomalies, partly geological and partly with archaeological potential. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation



Fieldwork Report  © Glasgow University (GUARD) (File size: 1998 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred ND 1575 3032 (142m by 226m)
Map Sheet:ND13SE
Civil Parish:LATHERON
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS
Location:Chapel Hill, Ballachly, Dunbeath

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Banks, I. & Hooper, J.. 1999. Chapel Hill, Ballachly, Dunbeath: a survey of early Christian remains. Glasgow University (GUARD). 23/06/1999.

Related Monuments/Buildings

MHG1145Monastery, Ballachly (Monument)

Related thematic articles

Conservation Areas
Listed Buildings
Scheduled Ancient Monuments
Designed Landscapes
Registered Battlefields
Marine Protected Areas