MHG7277 - Cropmark, Househill Mains


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Type and Period (1)

  • PIT CLUSTER (Unknown date)

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NB this GR needs checking. The Gourlay AP quoted is located to elsewhere. - HAW 1/2003

Cropmarks, including those of pits, and geological features, have been identified from air photographs 300m SW of Balmakeith farmsteading. A number of possible pits are visible at NH c.8900 5570, adjacent to a modern field boundary, and in two distinct clusters about 10m apart.
A linear cropmark running diagonally across the field, from the NW to the SE corners, adjoins the Auldearn Burn at its NW end, and so is almost certainly part of a modern field drainage system. It is depicted as such on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Nairnshire 1875, sheet i).
Other cropmarks across the field are natural in origin, representing old river channels and deposits. Similar geological features have been recorded in fields to the S and E (NH85NE 42) and SW and W (NH85NE 62 and 63).
Information from RCAHMS (KB) 7 July 1999 <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8900 5569 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

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