EHG632 - Trial trenching - Lochloy, Nairn (Phases 1-5)

Technique(s)

TRIAL TRENCH

Organisation

Stuart Farrell

Date

12/00-04/01

Description

A trial trenching evaluation was carried out by S Farrell on phases 1 to 5 of a proposed new housing development at Lochloy, Nairn in 2000-2001. This was undertaken following a geophysical survey of the area (see EHG707). Thirty-two trenches were mechanically excavated in relation to anomalies recorded during the geophysical survey. A number of archaeological features were exposed and recorded. These ranged from pits, postholes and ditches to a Bronze Age cist burial and the remains of a post-medieval farmhouse. It was also noted that all areas, particularly the area around the former farmstead, had seen heavy ploughing, which was evident in the scarring of the natural and the finds of galss and modern glazed pottery throughout the topsoil and subsoil. <1>

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Map

Location

Location Lochloy
Grid reference Centred NH 8977 5676 (457m by 491m)
Map sheet NH85NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

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