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ID:EHG4269
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Name:Trial Trenching - Spittal AC & DC Convertor Substation
Organisation:Headland Archaeology Ltd
Date:May 2014

Description

Headland Archaeology Ltd undertook a trial trench evaluation at the preferred location of the proposed Spittal AC & DC Converter Substation, on land to the west of the A9 near Spittal, 20km west of Wick in 2014. The evaluation comprised 60 trial trenches representing a 2% sample of the planning application area and targeting anomalies recorded during a geophysical (magnetometer) survey of the area carried out in March 2014 (see EHG4168). No features of archaeological interest were recorded during the evaluation, other than a series of drains relating to modern agricultural improvements. Trenches targeting the geophysical anomalies identified in the geophysical survey established that they were of natural origin. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • TRIAL TRENCH

Images

Trench 13 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 22 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 38 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 28 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 1 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 36 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 25 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 19 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 46 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 18 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 52 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 40 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 54 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 58 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 18 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyTrench 17 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyFields 5-9 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland ArchaeologyField 4 (photo by Dalland, M and Cox, S)  © Headland Archaeology

Reports

Trial Trenching Report  © Headland Archaeology (File size: 17025 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred ND 1548 5554 (651m by 794m)
Map Sheet:ND15NE
Civil Parish:HALKIRK
Civil Parish:WATTEN
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS
Location:Spittal AC & DC Convertor Substation

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dalland, M and Cox, S. 2014. Spittal AC & DC Convertor Substation: Archaeological Trial Trenching. Headland Archaeology. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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