EHG3344 - Watching Brief: Rhianrivach Broch, Lybster, Caithness

Technique(s)

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

April 2008

Description

An archaeological watching brief was carried out in 2008 close to the scheduled broch at Lybster by Highland Archaeology Services Ltd on behalf of Scottish Water Solutions. Trenching for installation of water pipes was monitored to identify and record any buried archaeological evidence disturbed by the work, in close proximity to the scheduled broch at Lybster. The trench was mechanically excavated from north to south. The turf had been removed at the farmer's request from a an area of 12m width running the length of the water-main trench for crop cultivation purposes. The topsoil was only removed to subsoil depth strictly within the line of the water main trench to a width of 0.60m. No archaeological finds or features were recorded. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Malone, E. 05/2008. Report on Watching Brief: Rhianrivach Broch, Lybster, Caithness. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Rhianrivach, Lybster, Caithness
Grid reference Centred ND 2303 3617 (70m by 110m)
Map sheet ND23NW
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Broch - Rhianrivach (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 11:49AM

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