MHG61948 - Boundary wall - Broubster, Caithness


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 17: A vestigial stone and earth curvilinear boundary wall on a very gentle heather covered SE facing slope. The curvilinear wall originates SE of Site 18 (see MHG61949) and curves round to the S. Some stone is visible in the wall but it can be mainly traced by heather covered mounds along its length. <2>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0269 6110 (41m by 56m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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