EHG4274 - Watching brief and topsoil strip - Moray Place, Nairn

Technique(s)

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

2013-2014

Description

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>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: McKeggie, L., Malone, E. & Wood, J.. 2014. Moray Place, Nairn: Watching Brief and Topsoil Strip. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Moray Place, Nairn
Grid reference Centred NH 8850 5647 (48m by 46m)
Map sheet NH85NE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Apr 8 2015 10:40AM

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