Archaeological Field Evaluation
Archaeological Field Evaluation for Gaultney Solar Park Ltd, prior to solar farm development
4 fields were evaluated with 50 trenches opened. Trench location was determined by the results of a previous geophysical survey.
Significant remains of a moderately sized, early Romano-British enclosure were uncovered in the fourth field which appears to have occupied the site of a small late Iron Age settlement. Possible late Romano-British agricultural activity was also recorded as well as 19th century ironstone quarries.
Key PointsProposed site of solar farmEvaluation area measuring 47.3ha50 trenchesTrench location informed by geophysical survey resultsEvidence of Romano-British settlement and 19th -century quarrying
Archaeological Planning Condition Discharged