AOC Archaeology undertook a programme of archaeological excavation in August 2013 in respect of conditions imposed on planning consent (App Ref: 12/01242/FUL) for a Borrow Pit (Pit 1) associated with the Burn of Whilk Wind Farm development. The excavation was of the two building platforms (Sites 38 & 39) identified within the Desk-Based Assessment and evaluated two months before (see EHG5399). The excavation revealed the varying structural remains of two early 19th century vernacular buildings. These included the main croft buildings and associated ancillary structures. Structural components consisted of stone and turf built external and internal walls, flag floors and stone built, recessed fireplaces. Small finds included substantial 18th /19th century ceramics and glass, rotary querns and a large stone pot-lid probably to cover a cauldron. <1>
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