MHG61946 - Boundary wall - Broubster, Caithness

Summary

A possible boundary wall at Broubster, Caithness.

Type and Period (2)

  • DYKE? (Unknown date)
  • WALL? (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible boundary wall at Broubster, Caithness.

A possible boundary wall 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. It was not identified in the initial data analysis. <1>

The site was visited and recorded by topographic survey in 2015 as part of the 'Hidden Bronze Age Landscape of Caithness Project' undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group and members of the Castletown Heritage Society with local volunteers. The project ran as a series of four week long field schools training volunteers in techniques of field survey, systematic soil sampling and targeted excavation. Fieldwork in week one of the fieldschool (22-27/06/2015) focussed on using LiDAR data in the field, use of GPS to create simple maps of archaeological sites and ground-truthing sites through LiDAR. In week two (13-18/07/2015) participants learned how to create accurate plans using manual taped offset and plane table survey and total station and GPS surveys. Site 14: Linear turf bank running on an E-W alignment measuring approximately 20m in length. Site lies 60m to the E of Site 12 (see MHG61706). <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 0300 6129 (32m by 24m)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (2)

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