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Name:GPR survey - Chapel Hill, Ballachly, Dunbeath
Organisation:Orkney College Geophysical Unit
Date:June 2009


A GPR survey was undertaken by Orkney College Geophysics Unit in 2009 at the site of the supposed early Christian monastic site at Ballachly, near Dunbeath. This was carried out on behlf of the University of Nottingham as part of their on-going research project at the site. Four small areas were subject to survey and several anomalies of potential interest were identified, the most prominent of which appeared to be a large palaeochannel running beneath one of the site's substantial walls. <1>

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Grid Reference:Centred ND 1570 3035 (97m by 130m)
Map Sheet:ND13SE
Civil Parish:LATHERON
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS
Location:GPR survey - Chapel Hill, Ballachly, Dunbeath

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Saunders, M.. 2009. GPR Survey: Ballachly Preliminary Results. Orkney College Geophysics Unit. Digital.

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