EHG3454 - Desk based assessment and walkover survey, Baillie Hill Wind Farm grid connection



AOC Archaeology Group


January 2011


AOC Archaeology Group was commissioned by Baillie Hill Wind Farm Ltd to undertake a Desk Based Assessment and walkover survey of the proposed grid connection route for Baillie Hill Wind Farm near Dounreay, Caithness, the Highlands. The assessment identified archaeological and architectural heritage assets ranging in date from prehistory to the Second World War and later. A total of five sites were identified as possibly being directly impacted by installation of the connection. A further three sites were identified within 20 metres of the route that may be vulnerable to inadvertent damage by plant movement. In compliance with national and local planning policies, a programme of archaeological works including avoidance through micrositing, watching brief and fencing of visible archaeological remains is proposed at the end of this report. <1>

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Location Baillie, Shebster, Westfield, Thurso
Grid reference Centred ND 00249 65967 (4387m by 1791m) (3 map features)
Map sheet ND06NW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (16)

  • Building platform, Upper Dounreay (Monument)
  • Clearance cairn, Creag Bhreac Mhor (Monument)
  • Enclosure, Achiebraeskiall (Monument)
  • Enclosure, Druim Na Ceud (Monument)
  • Hut circle, Creag Bhreac Bheag (Monument)
  • Military camp, Dounreay Airfield (Monument)
  • Military camp, Dounreay Airfield (Monument)
  • Military camp, Upper Dounreay (Monument)
  • Possible structure - Achiebraeskiall (Monument)
  • Possible structure - Achiebraeskiall (Monument)
  • Rubble platform, Upper Dounreay (Monument)
  • Site of building, Lower Dounreay (Monument)
  • Stone alignment, Creag Bhreac Bheag (Monument)
  • Stone slab, Creag Bhreac Bheag (Monument)
  • Well, Creag Bhreac Mhor (Monument)
  • WW2 building, Upper Dounreay (Building)

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Record last edited

Jul 22 2021 4:04PM

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