EHG5323 - Excavation - Cairn at Thurso South Electricity Substation, Geiselittle, Thurso, Caithness

Technique(s)

Organisation

Northlight Heritage

Date

June-July 2015

Description

An archaeological excavation was undertaken at Geiselittle, near Thurso, Caithness on behalf of Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering Ltd. ahead of construction works on a new 275/132/33 kV electrical substation and associated infrastructure. The work was carried out by Northlight Heritage between 15th June and 8th July 2015 and focussed on the site of a potential prehistoric cairn noted during previous evaluation work. No archaeological structures or features were found, although a small assemblage of flints were recovered from the topsoil over a large portion of the site. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Glew, P.. 2015. Thurso South Electricity Substation: Archaeological Excavation: Geiselittle, Thurso, Caithness. Northlight Heritage. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Thurso South Electricity Substation, Geiselittle, Thurso, Caithness
Grid reference Centred ND 1196 6499 (29m by 29m)
Map sheet ND16SW
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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Record last edited

Sep 8 2022 12:50PM

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