MHG6933 - Nairn, burgh
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Type and Period (1)
- BURGH (Early Medieval to 19th Century - 561 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
NH85NE 40 88 56
This burgh, which was probably founded late in 12th century, is first referred to as 'Invernairn' in reign of Alexander II (1214-49). G S Pryde 1965; RCAHMS 1978.
A royal burgh at mouth of River Nairn, founded, together with a long-vanished castle (NH85NE 20) by William the Lion, c1200. By late 18th cent. buildings stretched the length of High Street and there was an informal fishertown to the N. In the 19th century, villas were put up for those attracted to Nairn by its reputation for healthy air and bracing bathing, development opened by the opening of the railway from Inverness (1855) and its subsequent extension to Inverness, golf being a further attraction by the 1890's.
J Gifford 1992.
(for NAIRN COUNTY COUNCIL, LOCH DHU SITE
Dick Peddie & McKay, Edinburgh - plans
Drains - Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson - 1945
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Gifford, J. 1992. Highland and Islands. The Buildings of Scotland. Paper (Original). 278.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Love J, McMullen E (ed). 1994. A Salmon for the Schoolhouse, A Nairnshire Parish in the C19.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Pryde, G S. 1965. The burghs of Scotland: a critical list. 13-14, No. 25; 43, No. 109.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1978. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region. . 19, No. 138.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: James Urquhart, F.S.A., S.C.O.T.. 1896. 'Preliminary notice of the seals of the royal burghs of Scotland.', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 30 1896, p.253-66. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 253-66. 253-66.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8800 5600 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15128 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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