EHG4083 - Watching brief - Camster Windfarm, Watten

Technique(s)

Organisation

CFA Archaeology Ltd

Date

2010-12

Description

A watching brief was carried out intermittently between December 2010 and April 2012 by CFA Archaeology during all ground works outside of the existing forestry plantation, on the site of the new Camster Windfarm. Monitoring was carried out on ground breaking works associated with associated with the construction of access roads, borrow pits, temporary lay down areas, and turbine bases and crane stances. A programme of test-pitting in the location of the borrow pits, to test ground conditions, was monitored prior to the main construction works. Floating roads were not monitored: these comprised Track No 2 between WTG7 and WTG17 and the T9 Spur; Track No 1 between Badlipster and WTG25; part of Track No 1 between WTG20 and WTG25; and part of Track No 2 between WTG21 and WTG22. Two turbines (WTG24, WTG25) were pile construction due to the depth of peat and so were not monitored. Trenches for cabling were not monitored. No significant archaeological features were uncovered. <1> Note: the positions of the wind turbines and tracks as shown on the site plan in the report do not correspond entirely with what is currently shown on OS MasterMap.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Savory, G.. 2012. Camster Windfarm, nr Wick, Caithness: Archaeological Watching Brief and Demarcation. CFA Archaeology Ltd. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Camster Windfarm, Watten
Grid reference Centred ND 2572 4765 (2210m by 3234m)
Map sheet ND24NE
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish LATHERON
Civil Parish WATTEN
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Aug 9 2019 4:02PM

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