EHG2894 - Thrumster House

Technique(s)

Organisation

Unaffiliated

Date

Not recorded.

Description

ND 329 457 A trial excavation was undertaken on an apparently natural linear mound about 500m NE of Thrumster House, involving the opening of a small linear trench over the surface of the mound. A concentration of stone was found, as well as an ash or lime deposit, and a quartz leaf-shaped arrowhead was recovered from the topsoil. No firm evidence was found of cairn material here, although only a very small area was investigated. It seems more likely at this stage that the stones are the result of field clearance, although the presence of a concentration of stones on this natural mound, possible evidence of burning, and the arrowhead suggest that this site warrants further investigation. Sponsor: Isla Macleod, Thrumster Estate. <1> <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Dataset: RCAHMS. 01/2009. Annual update from Canmore. Digital.
  • <2> Text/Publication/Article: Baines, A. & Brophy, K.. 2006. 'Thrumster House, Highland (Wick parish), trial excavation', Discovery Excav Scot, vol. 7. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 104. Online. pp. 104.

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Location

Location
Grid reference ND 328 456 (point)
Map sheet ND34NW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Linear Mound - Thrumster House (Monument)

Record last edited

Jun 19 2020 10:43AM

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