EHG3205 - Metal-detecting survey, North Dornoch



Stuart Farrell


Oct-Nov 2007


A programme of archaeological evaluation took place following a prior desk-based assessment and walkover survey in 2004. The evaluation consisted of field-walking, a metal detecting survey, geophysical survey and trial trenching. The metal-detecting survey took place over all three development phases. A total of 148 objects were found, though some modern metal work was not retained. The position of each find was recorded individually and plotted using a Garmin II handheld GPS. Initial results indicate that most of the finds were Victorian in date including a lot of iron (which had been discriminated against in earlier metal detecting of the area). Finds included coins, pieces of lead, musket balls, a lead seal and a thimble. Only limited finds were made in Phase 2, and mostly Victorian, which apparently has always been the case. Further analysis of the finds is recommended. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell, S. 11/2007. Interim Report of Archaeological Work for the Dornoch Development Area, Dornoch, Highland. Unaffiliated. 12/12/2007. Digital.



Location North Dornoch Masterplan area
Grid reference Centred NH 79625 90118 (367m by 463m) (Centred)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Desk-based assessment and walkover survey, North Dornoch

Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 11:25AM

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