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Name:DBA and walkover survey - proposed Achlachan Wind Farm
Organisation:Headland Archaeology Ltd
Date:Aug 2012


A DBA and walkover survey were carried out by Headland Archaeology Ltd in August 2012 in advance of a proposed wind farm development at Achlachan, near Halkirk, Caithness. The application covered an area of approximately 135ha, approximately 6km south of Halkirk. The DBA revealed evidence of prehistoric activity including a hut circle, a possible cairn and a Scheduled broch. The majority of other features were of post-medieval date and related to agricultural practices. There were 20 scheduled monuments within a 5km boundary of the proposed turbine location. The walkover survey was limited to the inner study area. <1>

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Environmental Statement Cultural Heritage chapter  © Headland Archaeology Ltd and Whirlwind Renewables Ltd (File size: 4226 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred ND 1531 5213 (2688m by 1856m)
Map Sheet:ND15SE
Civil Parish:HALKIRK
Civil Parish:WATTEN
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS
Location:Near Halkirk, Caithness

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Environmental Statement: Headland Archaeology Ltd. 2013. Achlachan Wind Farm: Environmental Statement: Cultural Heritage chapter. Headland Archaeology Ltd. . Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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