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ID:EHG3978
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Name:DBA - Etteridge to Boat of Garten OHL Rationalisation Scheme
Organisation:CFA Archaeology Ltd
Date:2011

Description

A desk-based assessment was carried out by CFA Archaeology in late 2011 for Scottish and Southern Energy for the proposed Etteridge to Boat of Garten OHL Rationalisation Scheme. The study considered the potential impacts of the construction and operation of the proposed development, including the dismantling of the existing tower line on archaeology and cultural heritage assets. Two hundred and twenty-three cultural heritage sites and features were identified within a narrow study corridor along the proposed development (both the existing tower line and the proposed wood pole line and underground cable). The majority of the sites and features within the narrow study corridor were found to be associated with medieval or later settlement and agrarian activity, although several sites of prehistoric date were also identified. An assessment of the known cultural heritage assets of the surrounding area indicated that there would be a medium to high probability of encountering sites or features of archaeological interest through areas of farmland and moorland, and low through the forestry areas. It was considered, however, that the probability of the proposed construction works encountering buried sites or features of archaeological significance, given the limited ground-disturbance required for the proposed development, would be low. Mitigation measures during dismantling and construction works were proposed, where appropriate, to avoid, reduce or offset the predicted impacts arising from the proposed development. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT

Reports

Environmental Statement: Chapter 7: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage  © Scottish and Southern Energy (File size: 7589 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 8172 0556 (28232m by 28165m)
Map Sheet:NH80NW
Civil Parish:ABERNETHY AND KINCARDINE
Civil Parish:ALVIE
Civil Parish:DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS
Civil Parish:KINGUSSIE AND INSH
Civil Parish:LAGGAN
Geographical Area:BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Location:Etteridge to Boat of Garten

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report: Scottish and Southern Energy. 2012. Etteridge to Boat of Garten Rationalisation Scheme: Environmental Statement: Volume 1: Main Report: Chapter 7: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. Scottish and Southern Energy. Digital.

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