EHG4125 - Metal detector survey - Pitgrudy Farmhouse, Dornoch

Technique(s)

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

March 2013

Description

A metal detector survey was carried out by Highland Archaeology Services in 2013 near Pitgrudy Farmhouse, Dornoch, in advance of the proposed development of a sand and gravel quarry. The area was pegged out and surveyed using a metal detector, operating in north-south transects at 10m intervals. The locations of any responses were marked by means of flags and the positions carefully recorded using a combination of survey grade GNSS equipment, tapes and measuring wheel. Test pits were then opened by hand to examine the source of the signal, but no excavation took place beyond the topsoil level. Altogether, the metal detecting survey located 55 items (Table 1), but none of these appeared to be of archaeological significance, and no further action was proposed for them. It was understood that there has been a considerable amount of metal-detecting previously carried out across the area over many years. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Malone, E. and Wood, J.. 2013. Archaeological Metal Detector and Trial Trenching Surveys: Pitgrudy Farm, Dornoch. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Pitgrudy Farmhouse, Dornoch
Grid reference Centred NH 7929 9053 (210m by 141m)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish DORNOCH

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Aug 29 2014 3:36PM

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