EHG2880 - Watching brief on land south of Mardon House, Nairn

Technique(s)

Organisation

Highland Heritage

Date

February 2009

Description

An archaeological watching brief took place during topsoil removal in advance of the construction of a new house. The topsoil removal revealed a yellow subsoil within which some darker patches were initially visible. On further cleaning, the conclusion was reached that these were natural soil variations with no sign of cuts or deposits. No further investigation was carried out. <1> The photographs supplied with the report show what appear to be patches of burning and possible charcoal deposits. The site was subsequently visited by an HC Archaeologist but the house foundations were already in place and no additional investigation was possible. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Robinson, H. 02/2009. Archaeological watching brief at new house development on land to south of Mardon House, Nairn. Highland Heritage. 18/02/2009. Digital.
  • <2> Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer.

Map

Location

Location Land south of Mardon House, Nairn
Grid reference Centred NH 84944 54491 (80m by 57m) (Approximate)
Map sheet NH85SW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Geographical Area NAIRN

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Site of smithy, Mardon House, Nairn (Monument)

Record last edited

Oct 28 2014 3:54PM

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