EHG4264 - Excavation - Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

Technique(s)

Organisation

Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (FAS)

Date

Mar 2007

Description

In March 2007, Field Archaeology Specialists (FAS) excavated a further trench in the North Range of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe in Wick, Caithness. This intervention was part of a continuing series of seasonal work that had been carried out at the site since 2002. Intervention 27 saw the excavation of rubble deposits within the North Range. The layout of the range was elucidated and architectural features within the rooms were defined. Three rooms were included in this: the south western room known as G5, the central room known as G6 and the north eastern room known as G7. A range of architectural features were recorded including windows, doorways, hearths, fireplaces and staircases. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Clark, J, Garner-Lahire, J and Toop, N. 2007. Castle Sinclair Girnigoe Caithness: Archaeological Excavation: Report August 2007. Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (FAS). Digital.

Map

Location

Location Wick, Caithness
Grid reference Centred ND 3780 5492 (13m by 11m)
Map sheet ND35SE
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Castle Sinclair Girnigoe (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 25 2015 12:31PM

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