Site Event/Activity record ESF22992 - Geophysical survey and evaluation, Upper Holton Airfield, Westhall

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Location Upper Holton Airfield, Westhall
Grid reference Centred TM 4086 7990 (751m by 634m)
Map sheet TM47NW



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PROJECT DETAILS Desk based assessment, geophysical survey and field evaluation associated with the proposed erection of 5 wind turbines at Upper Holton airfield, Halesworth, Suffolk. The results gained by a geophysical survey and archaeological field evaluation of five separate areas at Upper Holton Airfield, Suffolk. A 100x100m area was surveyed over each proposed turbine location. This was followed by a total of five trenches excavated in the vicinity of a proposed wind turbine. Trench locations were informed by the results of the geophysical surveys. Features identified by the surveys and subject to trenching were all ditches which contained no dating evidence. Evidence from historic mapping showed the ditches to be at least 19th century in date. No further archaeological finds or features were noted during the investigations. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: HER event no. HLN 015 NMR No. 1592446 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Wind farm developments Methods and Techniques: '''Geophysical Survey''', '''Documentary Search''', '''Targeted Trenches''' Position in the Planning Process: Not known / Not recorded Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Site status: None Current Land use: Cultivated Land 2 - Operations to a depth less than 0.25m Monument Type(s)/Period(s): AIRFIELD Modern, DITCH Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 5.00 Hectares Grid Reference: TM40877974 Point Height 0 - 1.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: Natural Power Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Archaeology Wales Director/Manager: Mark Houliston Supervisor: Adrian Hadley DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk HER Contents: 'none' Media: 'Geophysics', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk HER Contents: 'none' Media: 'Aerial Photograph', 'Context sheet', 'Correspondence', 'Map', 'Photograph', 'Plan', 'Report', 'Section', 'Unpublished Text' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Upper Holton Airfield, Suffolk Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith C Date: 2013 Issuer/Publisher: none Place of Issue or Publication: none

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Smith C E. 2013. Geophysical survey and evaluation, Upper Holton Airfield, Westhall.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Post medieval ditches, Upper Holton Airfield, Westhall (ARCH WALES) GEO & EVAL (Monument)

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Mar 12 2018 3:37PM

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