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ID:EHG4095
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Name:Watching brief - new house plot, Watten, Caithness
Organisation:Highland Archaeology Services Ltd
Date:May 07-Feb 08

Description

A watching brief was carried out by Highland Archaeology Services in 2007-8 on site clearance and excavations for foundations, services and drainage at a new house plot in Watten, Caithness. The site stripping and foundation trenches were done on 10-12 May 2007; the drainage and soakaway were completed in late February 2008. Stripping of the area of the house-base and driveway revealed a soil profile comprising about 30 cm of undifferentiated plough-soil overlying till containing very occasional cobbles. No archaeological finds or features were identified and no further work was recommended. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • WATCHING BRIEF

Images

Site prior to stripping (photo by Paul Humphreys)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesSite after stripping 1 (photo by Paul Humphreys)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesSite after stripping 2 (photo by Paul Humphreys)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesTill surface (photo by Paul Humphreys)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesSoil profile (photo by Paul Humphreys)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesRubble field drain (photo by Paul Humphreys)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesFoundation trenches 1 (photo by Paul Humphreys)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesFoundation trenches 2 (photo by Paul Humphreys)  © Highland Archaeology Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Highland Archaeology Services (File size: 2895 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred ND 2361 5365 (27m by 30m)
Map Sheet:ND25SW
Civil Parish:WATTEN
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS
Location:Watten

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Humphreys, P.. 2008. Archaeological Report: Watten, Caithness. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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