EHG1049 - Excavation - Lochloy, Nairn (Phases 3-5)



Stuart Farrell


Oct 2003


Excavations were carried out by S Farrell at Lochloy, Nairn, in 2003 in advance of a proposed housing development. This followed on from recommendations made from trial trenching carried out in 2001 (see EHG632) and was targeted on features seen during the evaluation. Five areas were opened up. Area 1 was c 1290m², Area 2 was c 520m², Area 3 was c 1330m², Area 4 was c 915m² and Area 5 was c 1110m². These revealed a mixture of features including prehistoric and modern pits, a possible post-medieval corn-drying kiln, a late Bronze Age cremation pot and features associated with agricultural improvement. <1> A report on the excavation of the cremation urn, post-excavation analysis and radiocarbon dating of samples from the site. <2> An excavation assemblage comprising a box of c. 19th century material and Bronze Age cremation urn (approx. 3/4 complete) was submitted to Treasure Trove from Lochloy. It is assumed to be the excavation assemblage from this phase of the excavations at Lochloy, due to the urn, although this needs confirming. The assemblage was allocated to Inverness Museum. See attached TT summary sheet.

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Location Lochloy
Grid reference Centred NH 2898 8568 (320m by 338m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH28NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

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Mar 21 2020 4:22PM

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