MHG17397 - Mains of Croy
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Type and Period (1)
- ENCLOSURE (Undated)
- None recorded
NH75SE 28 7924 5195
'Possible banked enclosure 60m in diameter'.
J Wordsworth 1991. <1>
A possible enclosure, 50m in diameter, was recorded during observation on the route of the Nairn to Inverness pipeline. Ditch 2m wide curves around W side. East ditch less certain and no obvious internal features. Despite a more detailed examination by R.Gourlay and D.Lowe of HRC, it is still unclear whether this is a definite feature. It does hold a commanding position overlooking the Moray Firth and its existence might be confirmed by future AP work.
The NGR given in both the report and in <1> appears to be incorrect. From plans provided by Jonathan Wordsworth, and passed to NMRS, the NGR can be estimated as NH 7924 4995. <2>, <3>
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Wordsworth, J. 1991. 'Mains of Croy (Petty parish): possible banked enclosure 60m in diameter', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1991, p.41. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 41. 41.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wordsworth, J.. 11/1991. Inverness - Nairn British Gas Pipeline 1991. Wordsworth Archaeological Services. 30/01/1998. Digital (scanned as PDF). Site 48.
- <3> Verbal Communication: Carey, G. 2010-2011. Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7924 4995 (60m by 60m) (Estimated from sources)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/85411 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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