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Name:DBA and walkover survey - proposed Forss Wind Farm Extension, near Dounreay
Organisation:CFA Archaeology Ltd
Date:Oct 2008


A DBA and walk-over survey was carried out by CFA Archaeology Ltd in October 2008 to inform an environmental statement to support a planning application for a proposed extension to Forss Wind Farm near Dounreay, Caithness. Whilst no new sites were identified during the survey, the archaeological potential for the area was considered as high as there are several prehistoric sites in proximity to the development. The wind farm layout was designed to avoid known archaeological sites and feature as far as possible. Both Green Tulloch broch and St Marys Chapel were considered to be at risk of impact from the development although mitigation would potentially decrease these levels to an acceptable level. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation



Environmental Statement Cultural Heritage chapter  © CFA Archaeology & RES UK & Ireland Ltd (File size: 4366 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred ND 0116 6891 (2991m by 2596m)
Map Sheet:ND06NW
Civil Parish:REAY
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS
Location:Forss Wind Farm, near Dounreay Caithness

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Environmental Statement: CFA Archaeology. 2010. Forss Wind Farm Extension: Environmental Statement: Cultural Heritage chapter. CFA Archaeology. . Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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