EHG4886 - Geophysical Survey - Easter and Wester Rarichie



University of Aberdeen


January 2013


Easter and Wester Rarichie are located on two rocky knolls approximately 180m apart at the base of the north-eastern slopes of the Hill of Nigg on the east coast of the Tarbat Peninsula. The hill of Easter Rarichie is a multivallate hill fort crowned by a dry-stone roundhouse at its summit. Wester Rarichie hill has a turf walled roundhouse and a series of slight gullies and banks located on its summit plateau. Both are prominent hills in the landscae and command clear views across the Tarbat peninsula and the Dornoch and Moray firths. Geophysical and measured surveys were undertaken on the sites in January 2013 by a team from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen. Digital measured survey plans of both hills were created and magnetometer and resistivity surveys undertaken on Easter Rarichie hill and the fields between the hills. <1>

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Location Easter and Wester Rarichie, Ross and Cromarty
Grid reference Centred NH 8419 7358 (255m by 142m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH87SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish NIGG

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Fort - Easter Rarichie (Monument)
  • Roundhouse or possible dun - Easter Rarichie (Monument)
  • Roundhouse or Possible Dun - Wester Rarichie (Monument)

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Record last edited

Jan 15 2018 11:09AM

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