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Watching Brief

Date October 2016 - June 2017

Event ID 1039346

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NH 7372 5752 A photographic survey and watching brief were undertaken, October 2016 – June 2017 prior to, during and after demolition work at the former Marine Hotel (NH75NW 249) during its conversion to apartments. The original building was named Hawkhill House and was of an Italianate

design possibly dating from the 1840s. In 1899–1900 it was extended and converted into the Marine Hotel. It was further extended in 1930 and additional alterations and extensions were subsequently made to the building, which operated as a care home until 2015. A single handle of a medieval redware pottery jug with a yellow-green glaze (13th to 15th century) was recovered from garden soil during the watching brief.

Report: Highland HER and NRHE

Funder: William Gray Construction Ltd for Ark Estates

Stuart Farrell

(Source: DES, Volume 18)

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