EHG4764 - Trial excavation - former Higgins Warehouse, Church Street, Nairn



Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust Ltd


Oct 1988


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> The report can be obtained from Historic Environment Scotland (former RCAHMS).

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Location Church Street
Grid reference Centred NH 8847 5635 (10m by 15m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Former School (C G Higgins & Co), Church Road, Nairn (Monument)
  • Undated features - former Old School and warehouse, Church Road, Nairn (Monument)

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Feb 5 2016 4:25PM

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