MHG59969 - Fieldwalking Material - Field 2, Thrumster


Various finds were recovered from fieldwalking during the Caithness Fieldwalking Project.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Three fields were walked in March and April 2004 on the eastern side of the A99, 0.5km NE of Thrumster village, as part of the Caithness Fieldwalking Project. In field 2, modern pot and small amount of flint, glass, clay pipe and metalwork was recovered from the field. The modern pottery included decorated fine wares and coatser utilitarian vessels, and the single flint piece was a small burnt chunk. <1>

GIS data created 2019 based on OS Master Map and description from the 2004 interim report. <2>

The fieldwalking assemblage from the Caithness Fieldwalking Project was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 64-69/08) and allocated to Dunbeath Heritage Centre. <3>

Further analysis of the finds from the Caithness Field Walking Project is expected in a forthcoming monograph on work in the Yarrows basin.

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred ND 3451 4609 (370m by 396m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34NW
Civil Parish DUNNET
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (5)

  • SHERD (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
  • DEBITAGE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • SHERD (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD? to 2100 AD?)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD? to 2100 AD?)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD? to 2100 AD?)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

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