EHG405 - Caithness Coastal Survey 1980-82

Technique(s)

Organisation

University of Durham

Date

May 80-May 82

Description

A survey of the archaeology along the Caithness coast was commissioned by the Scottish Development Department (Ancient Monuments Branch) and took place over three seasons, commencing in May 1980. The survey started at Easter Head, Dunnet and terminated in 1982 at the Caithness/Sutherland border near Ousdale, approximately 100km further around the coast. The inland extent was dictated by the line of the A836 John O'Groats to Thurso road in the north, and by the A9 in the east. The total area covered by the survey was approximately 122 sq km. The survey method consisted of extended walking by two pairs of surveyors between April and May each year. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Batey, C E. 1984. Caithness Coastal Survey 1980-82: Dunnet Head to Ousdale. University of Durham, Department of Archaeology. 30/01/1984. Digital (scanned as PDF).

Map

Location

Location
Grid reference Centred ND 2208 4639 (37161m by 60971m)
Map sheet ND24NW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (20)

  • Broch, Latheronwheel Bridge (Monument)
  • Burial cairn with cist, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Cairnfield, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Cairnfield, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Cairns, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Castle Sinclair Girnigoe (Monument)
  • Chambered cairn, Knockinnon (Monument)
  • Chambered Cairn, Latheronwheel House (Monument)
  • Chambered Long Cairn, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Enclosure, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Field clearance heap, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Field clearance, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Hut Circle, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Mounds, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Multi-period Settlement And Landuse, Latheronwheel (Landscape)
  • Possible farmstead, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Possible structure, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Probable field clearance, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Remains of lighthouse, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Stone setting, Latheronwheel (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 20 2015 2:10PM

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