A desk-based assessment, marking-out programme and watching brief conducted for a replacement water main at Stemster and Hilliclay, Caithness in 2008. The new water main ran through an area rich in archaeology, and 19 features or sites were noted during the desk-based assessment. Key areas of sensitivity were marked off and the route of the water main diverted slightly to avoid them. The watching brief identified no further features or sites, but NW of the Stemster reservoir from about chainage 100m to 600m a lithic scatter including chert, flint and quartzite was found in the ploughsoil. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Humphreys, P, McCullagh, C and Wood, J. 01/2009. Hilliclay Stemster Water Main Replacement. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. 09/02/2009. Digital.
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Hilliclay to Stemster water main
Centred ND 16759 63843 (1424m by 2517m) (Surveyed)
MHG1784Site of Possible Broch, Hilliclay (Monument)
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