EHG5399 - Evaluation - Proposed Burn of Whilk Borrow Pit 1

Technique(s)

Organisation

AOC Archaeology Group

Date

June 2013

Description

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)

Map

Location

Location Mid Clyth
Grid reference Centred ND 33e+ 9387 (364m by 997m) (3 map features)
Map sheet ND39SW
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
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)

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Record last edited

Oct 22 2020 1:09PM

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