EHG3314 - Trial trenching - Sandown, Nairn

Technique(s)

Organisation

AOC Archaeology Group

Date

Nov 2007

Description

Evaluation undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group in advance of a proposed housing development at the site of Sandown, Nairn. These works follow on from a previous 2% sample evaluation (EHG992). On the basis of these works, Highland Council Archaeology Unit recommended that a Strip and Record exercise and programme of test-pitting be undertaken to determine the archaeological baseline of four land parcels, amounting to approximately 7 ha of the 35 ha application site, with a view to recommending further works. The evaluation recorded groups of features, including a series of isolated features including post-holes/pits; a series of linear features, 19th and 20th century rubbish pits; a later prehistoric ring-ditch roundhouse, which included internal and external post-holes and pits. Three coarse stone tools and a fragment of a ceramic rimsherd were recovered from spoil associated with the area. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Cook, M. 03/2008. An Archaeological Evaluation Sandown, Nairn: Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. 31/03/2008. Paper and Digital.

Map

Location

Location Sandown, Nairn
Grid reference Centred NH 8642 5589 (522m by 645m)
Map sheet NH85NE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Geographical Area NAIRN

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Trial trenching - Sandown, Nairn

Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 11:45AM

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