EHG3463 - Desk based assessment and walkover survey - proposed Alness substation

Technique(s)

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

February to March 2011

Description

A rapid desk assessment and walk-over survey were carried out to identify sites and features (including Scheduled Monuments) that might be affected by the construction of a new electricity substation at Alness , Ross and Cromarty. Seven alternative sites were checked to assist in site selection and design processes. This forms part of the Archaeological Heritage Impact Assessment for the Beauly to Dounreay 275kv Line Phase 2 Reinforcement Project. Former quarry workings were identified in Area E and in Area F considerable areas of field clearance were noted which, although they appear modern, might conceal footings of former buildings. A previously recorded Bronze Age burnt mound was also noted. <1> A revised and slightly expanded report was received in May 2011 and replaces the previous version linked to this record. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wood, J.. 03/2011. Archaeological Desk-Based and Walkover Survey: Proposed Alness and Cambusmore Electricity Substations. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital. [Mapped feature: #1218 ]
  • <2> Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer.

Map

Location

Location Dalreoch Wood, N of Alness
Grid reference Centred NH 63650 70823 (1938m by 2622m) (Centred)
Map sheet NH67SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Burnt Mound, Balnacraig (Monument)
  • Possible building footings, Balnacraig (Monument)

Record last edited

Aug 3 2021 3:20PM

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