MHG6916 - Middens, Ardersier


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Type and Period (1)

  • SHELL MIDDEN (Mesolithic to 19th Century - 8000 BC? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH85NW 11 84 56 to 76 57.

Kitchen-middens, also referred to as shell-mounds, are to be seen between Delnies (Hilton of Delnies is at NH 84 56) and Fort George. There are many shell-mounds scattered all along the shore between Delnies and Fort George.
G Gordon 1863. <1>

No traces appear to survive of these kitchen-middens.
RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978. <2>

This site was visited during a walkover survey in June 2007 by AOC Archaeology. No trace of the middens was identified. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8399 5600 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH85NW
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

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