EHG4168 - Geophysical Survey - Spittal AC & DC Converter Substation

Technique(s)

Organisation

West Yorkshire Archaeological Services (WYAS)

Date

March 2014

Description

A geophysical (magnetometer) survey covering approximately 27ha was carried out by West Yorkshire Archaeology Service on behalf of Headland Archaeology at the preferred location of the proposed Caithness Converter Station, south of Halkirk. Anomalies indicative of quarrying / infilling, drainage / land improvement, post-medieval agricultural activity and geological variation were identified. No anomalies of obvious archaeological potential were identified. On the basis of the magnetic survey the archaeological potential of the site was considered to be low. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Sam Harrison & Alistair Webb. 2014. Spittal AC & DC Converter Substation: Geophysical Survey. Headland Archaeology Ltd. Digital. [Mapped features: #1965 ; #7554 Survey area, ]

Map

Location

Location Spittal Mains, Halkirk
Grid reference Centred ND 1549 5554 (686m by 821m)
Map sheet ND15NE
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Jun 22 2021 3:02PM

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