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External Ref:NMP13
Name:Watching brief and topsoil strip - Moray Place, Nairn
Organisation:Highland Archaeology Services Ltd


An archaeological watching brief and topsoil strip were undertaken by Highland Archaeology Services at Moray Place, Nairn over the winter of 2013-14 during site preparation for the construction of a new house. The site was on a steep slope and had been very disturbed in the recent past. Monitoring included observing engineering testpits, of which two were open for inspection, with others having been backfilled. These showed up to 2m of made-up and disturbed ground. Subsequent visits included the monitoring of removal of rubble from two demolished buildings, the excavation of a further testpit, progress monitoring following landscaping works and a final visit during the stripping of topsoil for the footings of the new house. No features of an archaeological nature were identified during this work and no further fieldwork was proposed. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation



Fieldwork report  © Highland Archaeology Services Ltd (File size: 2295 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 8850 5647 (48m by 46m)
Map Sheet:NH85NE
Civil Parish:NAIRN
Geographical Area:NAIRN
Location:Moray Place, Nairn

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: McKeggie, L., Malone, E. & Wood, J.. 2014. Moray Place, Nairn: Watching Brief and Topsoil Strip. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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