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External Ref:GSC 05-07
Name:Excavation - Castle Sinclair Girnigoe
Organisation:Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (FAS)
Date:Mar 2007


In March 2007, Field Archaeology Specialists (FAS) excavated a further trench in the North Range of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe in Wick, Caithness. This intervention was part of a continuing series of seasonal work that had been carried out at the site since 2002. Intervention 27 saw the excavation of rubble deposits within the North Range. The layout of the range was elucidated and architectural features within the rooms were defined. Three rooms were included in this: the south western room known as G5, the central room known as G6 and the north eastern room known as G7. A range of architectural features were recorded including windows, doorways, hearths, fireplaces and staircases. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation



Fieldwork report  © Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (File size: 17588 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred ND 3780 5492 (13m by 11m)
Map Sheet:ND35SE
Civil Parish:WICK
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS
Location:Wick, Caithness

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Clark, J, Garner-Lahire, J and Toop, N. 2007. Castle Sinclair Girnigoe Caithness: Archaeological Excavation: Report August 2007. Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (FAS). Digital.

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