MHG53681 - House platform and enclosure - Forss Wind farm


A building, surviving as a platform within an enclosure, was noted during walkover survey at Forss wind farm. It is suggested that it represents a surviving element of the township of Borrowmore.

Type and Period (2)

  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A house platform was noted during walkover survey along the eastern boundary of Forss wind farm. It sites within the edge of an enclosure, defined by a turf boundary. <1> <2>

The enclosure and house platform are visible in LiDAR data gathered by AOC Archaeology in 2011 as part of the mitigation for the visual impact on the archaeological landscape associated with the proposed Baillie Hill windfarm, Caithness. <3>

There are vague indications in the LiDAR data that the enclosure was originally more or less square. The southwest corner of the enclosure has been ploughed down but is just about visible. The building platform is located in ythe northeast corner of the enclosure. There are also vague indications of rig and furrow within the enclosure [IS-L 28/07/2020].

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Grid reference Centred ND 0191 6929 (126m by 121m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06NW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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