MHG61898 - Medieval-post-medieval dykes - Stemster Hill, Caithness


Medieval-post-medieval dykes at Stemster Hill, Caithness.

Type and Period (2)

  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval to 18th Century - 1500 AD? to 1800 AD?)
  • DYKE (Medieval to 18th Century - 1500 AD? to 1800 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Medieval-post-medieval dykes at Stemster Hill, Caithness, forming an enclosure around rig and furrow.

Dykes identified 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. <1>

There are probably several phases of dykes/enclosures here and there may be indications in the LiDAR data that there may be occupation sites in a couple of the areas without rig and furrow [IS-L 03/07/2020].

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred ND 0311 6561 (392m by 444m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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