EHG381 - DBA & Walkover survey - proposed wind farm, Achkeepster, Caithness



Janet Hooper


Feb 2001


A desk based assessment and walkover survey was undertaken by J Hooper in February 2001 prior to a proposed windfarm development at Achkeepster, Caithness. Whilst all exsisting sites were visited, several unrecorded archaeological remains, including five hut circles and a possible burnt mound, were also identified. In total 37 groups of archaeological remains were identified either on the ground or in the documentary record creating a picture of a densely occupied landscape, inhabited from prehistoric times onwards. Several mitigation measures were suggseted, including a 50m buffer exclusion zone for all archaeological features and a redesign of the layout of the wind farm to protect and lower the impact on the cultural heritage resources. <1> NOTE: the grid references of the sites in the report should be used wirth caution as many appear to be inaccurate, probably due to problems with the accuracy of GPS at the time [IS-L 01/03/2022].

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Location Achkeepster, Caithness
Grid reference Centred ND 1528 5013 (4590m by 5503m)
Map sheet ND15SE
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (19)

  • Building - Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Drove stance - E of Achkeepster, Baledavist (Monument)
  • Farmstead - Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Farmstead - Achvidigo (Monument)
  • Hollow way - Bognagee (Monument)
  • Hut circles - Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Mound - Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Mybster (Place)
  • Possible burnt mound - Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Sheep fold - Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Sheep fold, Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Sheep fold, Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Sheep shelter, Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Sheepfold - Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Sheepfold, Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Sheepfold, Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Township, Tormsdale (Monument)
  • Turf dykes - Achkeepster (Monument)
  • Well of Baldevist (Monument)

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Record last edited

Mar 1 2022 12:39PM

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