Trial excavations, comprising two trenches, were undertaken by the Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust in 1988 on Church Steet, Nairn on the site of a former school, latterly used as a warehouse, following demolition of the majority of the building and prior to proposed site redevelopment. A tower from the former school was to be retained. The first trench, just north of the tower measured 3m x 1m. Natural sand was found only 0.2m beneath the turf. The second trench was excavated c 8m south of the tower and c 7m in from the boundary wall beside Church Street. A possible drystone wall foundation cut into the natural sand and which had itself been cut by a small square feature from which a sherd of victorian pottery was retrieved were the only features seen. It was recommended that no further site work would be required. <1>
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Centred NH 8847 5635 (10m by 15m)
INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Related Monuments/Buildings (2)
MHG15953Former School (C G Higgins & Co), Church Road, Nairn (Monument)
MHG7316Undated features - former Old School and warehouse, Church Road, Nairn (Monument)
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Feb 5 2016 4:25PM
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