MHG54896 - Possible boat repair site, Marine Terrace, Rosemarkie
Large quantities of iron nails/rivets recovered during trial trenching suggest some sort of joinery work, such as boat repair, on this site in the mid to late 18th century.
Type and Period (4)
- BOAT YARD? (18th Century - 1750 AD? to 1800 AD?)
- WOOD WORKERS WORKSHOP? (18th Century - 1750 AD? to 1800 AD?)
- BURIED LAND SURFACE (18th Century - 1750 AD? to 1800 AD?)
- RUBBISH PIT? (18th Century - 1750 AD? to 1800 AD?)
- None recorded
A number of features identified during trial trenching yielded finds of iron nails/rivets. Most notably these included a high concentration of iron rivets from a buried ground surface (context 207). A rivet attached to a wooden object was recovered from the fill of a later drain (context 208), although it is likely this was intrusive.
The buried ground surface also yielded a large quantity of horse (and other animal) bones, discussed under MHG54897.
Also assigned to this phase is a probably midden pit (Feature 5) which contained a soil fill with some animal bone, burnt glass sherds, one iron rivet and mortar. <1>
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7376 5763 (10m by 10m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- MAMMAL REMAINS (18th Century - 1750 AD? to 1800 AD?)
- WINE GLASS? (Unknown date)
- RIVET (18th Century - 1750 AD? to 1800 AD?)
- NAIL (18th Century - 1750 AD? to 1800 AD?)
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