EHG5712 - DBA and walkover survey - proposed Limekiln Wind Farm extension



Headland Archaeology Ltd


Sept 2019


A desk-based assessment and targeted walkover survey was undertaken by Headland Archaeology in 2019 of the Inner Study Area of the proposed Limekiln Wind Farm extension. The survey was guided by modern mapping and a handheld GPS system. Due to the density of plantation forestry within the study area the walkover was targeted on known cultural heritage assets and areas that were clear of forestry. It was considered that a walkover through plantation forestry would not be informative at this stage due to the highly restricted visibility within the woods. The intention of this walkover was to assess the presence/absence, character, extent and condition of known assets and to identify any previously unrecorded assets. Heritage assets considered to be likely to be affected by operational effects in the ISA and Outer Study Area were visited on 23rd and 24th September 2019. It was considered that the ISA was of low archaeological potential and that while it may contain undiscovered heritage assets, these were unlikely to be numerous and highly unlikely to include assets of high or medium importance. Any construction effects upon previously unrecorded cultural heritage assets would be mitigated through a programme of archaeological works, to be agreed with the HCHET. This programme would allow for features to be recorded appropriately and is likely to comprise a watching brief on ground-breaking works with further work being undertaken as appropriate. <1>

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Location Reay
Grid reference Centred NC 9934 6225 (4093m by 5499m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96SE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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May 5 2022 5:12PM

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