EHG5635 - DBA and walkover survey - Mains of Moyness Water Mains Renewal Scheme



West Coast Archaeological Services


March 2022


An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey was carried out by West Coast Archaeological Setvices in 2022 on behalf of Scottish Water in advance of a new water main renewal scheme focused on the Mains of Moyness, near Nairn in Highland. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeological sites likely to be affected within the areas outlined for the proposed water main renewal and associated works in order to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites recovered. The desk-based assessment and investigation of aerial imagery covering the areas, identified a number of archaeological sites in close proximity to the proposed works, while the walkover survey recorded a total of 10 archaeological sites. These mainly comprised drystone dykes, some of which comprised elements of post-medieval field systems; field clearance; the remains of a water mill and mill lade; the site of Moyness Castle; and a prehistoric Ring Cairn. The site of a farmstead/s shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map sheet was also recorded, although no traces of the structures were visible on the ground. Mitigation measures have been proposed to safeguard the sites during the development works. <1>

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Location Moyness, Nairn
Grid reference Centred NH 9187 5103 (7277m by 6083m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NH95SW
Civil Parish AULDEARN
Civil Parish CAWDOR
Civil Parish ARDCLACH
Geographical Area NAIRN

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Apr 4 2022 11:57AM

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