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Burn Of Whilk

Structure (Period Unassigned), Shoe(S), Unidentified Pottery(S) (18th Century)

Site Name Burn Of Whilk

Classification Structure (Period Unassigned), Shoe(S), Unidentified Pottery(S) (18th Century)

Canmore ID 348104

Site Number ND33NW 27

NGR ND 3000 3820

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Latheron
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness


Watching Brief (4 December 2012 - 22 December 2012)

ND 2849 4087 A watching brief was carried out, 4–22 December 2012, during site investigation works associated with the construction of a wind farm and associated access roads. No finds or features or archaeological significance were recorded during the monitoring of the 115 trial pits and 23 plate tests.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: RWE Npower Renewables Ltd.

Kevin Paton, AOC Archaeology Group, 2013

(Source: DES)

Photographic Survey (17 June 2013 - 21 June 2013)

ND 3000 3820 A programme of archaeological work was undertaken, 17–21 June 2013, during the excavation of a borrow pit (Pit 1) associated with the wind farm development. The work consisted of the demarcation of known sites, the production of a photographic record of the now disused Mid Clyth to Lybster rail line and an evaluation of two probable 19th-century building platforms.

The evaluation of the building platforms (Sites 38 and 39), which had been identified during a previous desk-based assessment, revealed substantial structural remains. Several turf and stone walls and flagged floor surfaces, which reflected internal divisions, were recorded. Other structural components included a stone fireplace and a rotary quern support structure. Small finds included a cache of leather shoes and a substantial amount of 18th-/19th-century ceramics.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: NPower

Rob Engl, AOC Archaeology Group, 2013



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