MHG61951 - Clearance cairns - Broubster, Caithness


Two clearance cairns at Broubster, Caithness.

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN? (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two clearance cairns at Broubster, Caithness.

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 20: Lying within a gently sloping area of boggy rough ground lie two small cairns. The northern cairn measures 3.5m in diameter and survives up to 0.5m high, the southern cairn measures 3m in diameter survives up to 0.75m high. <1>

Neither of the two cairns are readily visible at this location in the Baillie Hill windfarm LiDAR data [IS-L 05/08/2020].

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Grid reference Centred ND 0279 6073 (13m by 13m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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