EHG4062 - Measured survey - Souterrain, Borgie, Sutherland



Paul Humphreys


March 1997


A measured survey of the souterrain at Borgie, Sutherland, was undertaken by P Humphreys and B Hiddleston in 1997. A once angled horizontal datum line was used to accommodate the curve of the souterrain, the distance from the walls, roof and floor were then measured along this line at every 0.5 metres. The detail of the entrance was drawn using a half metre drawing frame. The angle on the datum line was measured using a magnetic compass. The internal survey was related to the external survey by setting a vertical pole on the end of the internal datum line which was arranged to pass through the roof hole: external measurements were then taken in relation to this pole. <1> This survey data was updated in February 2012 by P Humphreys with the addition of further observations and a reconstruction drawing based on evidence from the site. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Humphreys, P. 1997. Borgie Souterrain survey. Unaffiliated. 04/03/1997. Digital (scanned as PDF).
  • <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Humphreys, P. 2012. Borgie Souterrain Notes - Update. Unaffiliated. Digital.



Location Borgie, Sutherland
Grid reference Centred NC 6761 5928 (16m by 17m)
Map sheet NC65NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish TONGUE

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Souterrain - Borgie, Skerray, Sutherland (Monument)

Record last edited

Jul 15 2014 10:39AM

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