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Name:Geophysical Survey - Spittal AC & DC Converter Substation
Organisation:West Yorkshire Archaeological Services (WYAS)
Date:March 2014


A geophysical (magnetometer) survey covering approximately 27ha was carried out by West Yorkshire Archaeology Service on behalf of Headland Archaeology at the preferred location of the proposed Caithness Converter Station, south of Halkirk. Anomalies indicative of quarrying / infilling, drainage / land improvement, post-medieval agricultural activity and geological variation were identified. No anomalies of obvious archaeological potential were identified. On the basis of the magnetic survey the archaeological potential of the site was considered to be low. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation



Geophysical Survey Report  © Headland Archaeology Ltd (File size: 51481 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred ND 1549 5555 (686m by 821m)
Map Sheet:ND15NE
Civil Parish:HALKIRK
Civil Parish:WATTEN
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS
Location:Spittal Mains, Halkirk

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Sam Harrison & Alistair Webb. 2014. Spittal AC & DC Converter Substation: Geophysical Survey. Headland Archaeology Ltd. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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