EHG405 - Field survey - Caithness Coastal Survey 1980-82



University of Durham


May 80-May 82


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>

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Location Caithness
Grid reference Centred ND 2283 4692 (35658m by 59857m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND24NW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (21)

  • 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)
  • Pillbox - Stain (Monument)
  • Possible farmstead, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Possible structure, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Probable field clearance, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Remains of lighthouse, Latheronwheel (Monument)
  • Stone setting, Latheronwheel (Monument)

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Jun 1 2023 3:52PM

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