EHG3577 - Geophysical survey - John O'Groats House Hotel

Technique(s)

Organisation

Archaeological Services, Durham University

Date

June 2011

Description

Geomagnetic and earth resistance surveys were undertaken by Archaeological Services, Durham University in 2011 south of the John O'Groats Hotel over six areas within a proposed development site. The works comprised geomagnetic survey of all available areas, approximately 8ha within seven land parcels, and 1.6ha of targeted earth electrical resistance survey within five of those land parcels. All the survey areas were relatively noisy magnetically, possibly due to their use for vehicle rallies. The resistance survey detected the possible remains of stone footings in Areas 3 and 4, close to known early settelement evidence. Four probable large pits were detected in the west of the site and a system of drains was detected across the majority of the site. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Hale, D.. 07/2011. John O'Groats House Hotel, Caithness, Highland: geophysical surveys. Archaeological Services Durham University. Digital.

Map

Location

Location John O'Groats House Hotel, John O'Groats
Grid reference Centred ND 3794 7307 (222m by 516m)
Map sheet ND37SE
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish CANISBAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Trial trenching - John O'Groats House Hotel (Ref: AOC Project 21864)

Record last edited

Sep 30 2014 3:02PM

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