EHG5399 - Evaluation - Proposed Burn of Whilk Borrow Pit 1



AOC Archaeology Group


June 2013


AOC Archaeology undertook a programme of archaeological works in 2013 in respect of conditions imposed on planning consent for a Borrow Pit (Pit 1) associated with the Burn of Whilk Wind Farm development. The works consisted of the demarcation of known sites within the development area, a photographic record of the now disused Mid Clyth to Lybster railway line and the archaeological evaluation of two probable 19th century building platforms. The evaluation revealed substantial structural remains associated with the two building platforms (Sites 38 & 39) identified within the original desk-based assessment. Several turf and stone walls and flagged floor surfaces were revealed delineating internal divisions. Other structural components included a stone fire-place and rotary quern support structure. Small finds included a cache of leather shoes and substantial 18th /19th century ceramics. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Engl, R.. 2013. Burn of Whilk Wind Farm Borrow Pit 1: Archaeological Works: Draft Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital. [Mapped features: #10445 ; #10446 Trenches, ; #10447 Photographic survey area, ]



Location Mid Clyth
Grid reference Centred ND 2998 3867 (364m by 997m)
Map sheet ND23NE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

  • Former Mid-Clyth Station - Wick-Lybster Light Railway (Monument)
  • House remains - Mid Clyth, Caithness (Monument)
  • House remains - Mid Clyth, Caithness (Monument)
  • Wick to Lybster Light Railway (Monument)

Record last edited

Oct 22 2020 1:09PM

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