EHG295 - Thornton House, Shore St.



Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Highland Council


Sept 1997


A watching brief was carried out at Thornton House in 1997 ahead of building alterations to a roofed structure attached to the main property. The extension was in use until the early 20th century and contained a boiler room and utility room. A new concrete floor was to be layed. The existing floor structure was excavated down to the support beams for the floor boards. Around 3-4 inches of soil was removed. Late 19th and 20th century debris were recovered, suggesting the building was used domestically for a time before being used as a store. Shotgun pellets, animal bones and meat hooks on the walls also suggest the building was used for butchery for a period. The concrete floor will seal any archaeological material deeper down. <1>

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  • --- Text/Report: Weeks P. Thornton House, Shore Rd. Tain. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. . .



Grid reference Centred NH 7792 8229 (9m by 9m)
Map sheet NH78SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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Nov 18 2015 4:25PM

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