EHG3515 - Watching brief, Achany Windfarm Grid Connection

Technique(s)

Organisation

Catherine Dagg

Date

Feb-Mar 2010

Description

An archaeological watching brief was carried out along three sections of the undergrounding of an electricity cable between Achany windfarm and Lairg Muir substation. In Area 1 the excavations for the cable cut across a trackway which had been observed during the prior walkover survey. In Area 3 the work revealed a possible pit infilled with charcoal-rich soil associated with the hut circle settlement of The Cashel. One sample was taken from the feature and retained. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dagg, C. 10/2010. Achany Windfarm, Lairg, Sutherland, Underground Grid Connection: Archaeological Monitoring. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Proposed grid connection to Achany Windfarm, Lairg
Grid reference Centred NC 5837 0600 (793m by 2135m)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish LAIRG

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Possible pit or hearth, The Cashel (Monument)
  • Rubble bank, The Cashel (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Desk based assessment and walkover survey - Achany Windfarm Grid Connection

Record last edited

May 30 2017 10:08AM

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