EHG3194 - Desk-based assessment and walkover survey - Halsary Windfarm

Technique(s)

Organisation

CFA Archaeology Ltd

Date

July 2008

Description

An assessment of the cultural heritage, including a DBA and a walkover survey, was conducted by CFA Archaeology for Scottish Power Renewables, for an area proposed for a wind farm at Halsary in 2008. Eight sites lay within the application area, two of which were Scheduled Monuments and four of which were newly identified sites. Proposals to mitigate the impact were made. The predicted visual impact of the wind farm on the heritage resource was also assessed. Site locations were recorded using a Differential Global Positioning System and were accurate to less than 1m. No detailed survey was undertaken within the afforested area due to the dense, impenetrable nature of the plantation woodland, although known sites were visited wherever possible. <1> A partial re-assessment of the cultural heritage chapter was carried out in 2012, although no new fieldwork was undertaken. The re-assessment was issued as a chapter within an ES addendum document. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Environmental Statement: CFA Archaeology Ltd. 2009. Halsary Windfarm Environmental Statement: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. CFA Archaeology Ltd. 11/2009. Digital (scanned as PDF).
  • <2> Text/Report/Environmental Statement: CFA Archaeology & Scottish Power Renewables. 2012. Halsary Windfarm: Environmental Statement Addendum: Volume 1 - Main Report and Technical Appendices. CFA Archaeology & Scottish Power Renewables. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Halsary
Grid reference Centred ND 18279 49757 (2810m by 4227m) (Centred)
Map sheet ND14NE
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (8)

  • Aircraft Crash Site, Westerdale (Monument)
  • Farmstead, Halsary (Monument)
  • Peat cuttings, Moss of Knockglass (Monument)
  • Quarry pits, Halsary (Monument)
  • Site of farmstead, Causeymire (Monument)
  • Site of possible shieling hut, Allt Caol (Monument)
  • Standing stone, Halsary Moss (Monument)
  • Standing stone, Halsary Moss (Monument)

Record last edited

Apr 27 2022 2:00PM

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