EHG3416 - DBA and walkover survey - Hill of Warehouse, Caithness



Janet Hooper


Sept 2001


A desk-based assessment and walkover survey were conducted by J Hooper in 2001 in the area to the south and west of the Hill of Warehouse, Caithness, in advance of a potential wind farm development. All the previously recorded archaeological sites were visited and their present condition assessed. An attempt was made to locate all features depicted on earlier maps - particularly the crofting remains - on the ground. In addition, a number of unrecorded archaeological remains, most of which are probably associated with the post-medieval settlement of the area, but also including a previously unrecognised hut circle, were identified. In total, forty-three groups of archaeological remains were identified, presenting a picture of a densely occupied landscape, inhabited from prehistoric times onwards. <1> NOTE: In the event, due to the density of archaeological features and potential constraints, it was considered that the proposed wind farm would be unlikely to be granted planning consent so the project was never progressed. The report is not publicly available.

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Location Hill of Warehouse
Grid reference Centred ND 3050 4114 (1998m by 2590m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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Aug 13 2021 4:32PM

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