EHG5333 - Watching brief - Bad a' Cheo Wind Farm, Achkeepster



AOC Archaeology Group


July 2017-May 2018


A programme of archaeological monitoring was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group in 2017-18 during development of Bad a’ Cheo Wind Farm in Caithness. An archaeological watching brief was conducted on 11th July 2017 during topsoil stripping of a new road at Turbine 205 at the Bad a Cheo wind farm, near Mybster, Caithness. Watching briefs were also conducted over a period in late 2017 and mid 2018 at a circuit breaker housing and cable trench locations due to their proximity to a previously recorded drovers’ enclosure located at Mybster substation. No archaeological features were revealed during the watching briefs. The bank of the drovers’ enclosure was breached during both the circuit breaker housing and cable trench works. The profile of the bank was recorded, and its construction characterised with reinstatement undertaken. No further work is recommended. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L. & Peteranna, M.. 2018. Bad a Cheo Wind Farm and Achkeepster Drovers’ Enclosure, near Mybster, Caithness: Archaeological Watching Brief, Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital. [Mapped features: #10197 ; #10198 ]



Location Bad a' Cheo Wind Farm, Achkeepster
Grid reference Centred ND 1699 4965 (169m by 4104m)
Map sheet ND14NE
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Drove stance - E of Achkeepster, Baledavist (Monument)

Record last edited

Dec 11 2019 2:36PM

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