EHG651 - Excavation - Lochloy, Nairn (Phase 2)

Technique(s)

EXCAVATION

Organisation

Stuart Farrell

Date

Feb-Mar 2001

Description

An excavation was carried out by S Farrell in the area of Phase 2 of a proposed housing development at Lochloy, Nairn, in 2001. The siting of the excavated area was based upon the location of features exposed during previous trial trenching work (see EHG632). An area measuring 37.5m x 18m (675m) was opened up, which focused on the area around three stone structures previously identified. The majority of features exposed were postholes probably relating to fencelines running across the site. A couple of these features contained modern pottery and probably delineated the edges of fields. A number of tree boles were also encountered. It was considered that two of the three stone structures were corn drying kilns, though no datable finds were associated with them to date them and environmental analysis of samples proved inconclusive. <1>

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Map

Location

Location Lochloy
Grid reference Centred NH 8979 5673 (42m by 35m)
Map sheet NH85NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

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