EHG2878 - Watching brief at proposed Dounreay LLW facilities



Jacobs Babtie


June 2006


Jacobs Babtie carried out a watching brief between 5th – 8th June 2006 at the site of the proposed Dounreay Low Level Waste facilities as part of geotechnical investigations. A total of four trenches were excavated by machine excavator down to the first natural/geological horizon. The work was undertaken on behalf of UKAEA prior to deeper geotechnical works. Only two features were identified in Trench 3, both of which comprised undated ditches. Because of the lack of dating evidence the significance of these ditches is uncertain. Further work has been recommended. <1> There is a current planning application for a new LLW facilities project. It isn't clear whether this work relates to the current proposals. <2> According to the later evaluation report the work was indeed related. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Brossler, A. 07/2006. LLW Facilities Stage 2 Archaeological Watching Brief. Jacobs Babtie. 18/02/2009. Digital.
  • <2> Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer. 13/03/2009.
  • <3> Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer. 29/03/2011.



Location Dounreay Nuclear Power Establishment
Grid reference Centred NC 99544 67697 (532m by 714m)
Map sheet NC96NE
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Trial trenching, Dounreay New Low Level Waste Facilities (Ref: NLLW10)

Record last edited

Oct 28 2014 3:53PM

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