Headland Archaeology Ltd undertook a trial trench evaluation at the preferred location of the proposed Spittal AC & DC Converter Substation, on land to the west of the A9 near Spittal, 20km west of Wick in 2014. The evaluation comprised 60 trial trenches representing a 2% sample of the planning application area and targeting anomalies recorded during a geophysical (magnetometer) survey of the area carried out in March 2014 (see EHG4168). No features of archaeological interest were recorded during the evaluation, other than a series of drains relating to modern agricultural improvements. Trenches targeting the geophysical anomalies identified in the geophysical survey established that they were of natural origin. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dalland, M and Cox, S. 2014. Spittal AC & DC Convertor Substation: Archaeological Trial Trenching. Headland Archaeology. Digital. [Mapped features: #2066 ; #7746 Trenches, ]
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Spittal AC & DC Convertor Substation
Centred ND 1548 5554 (651m by 794m)
CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
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