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Tain, General

Burgh (Medieval), Town (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Tain, General

Classification Burgh (Medieval), Town (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 14714

Site Number NH78SE 40

NGR NH 7800 8200

NGR Description Centred NH 7800 8200

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Tain
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH78SE 40 centred 7800 8200

See also NH78SE 7.

Tain had achieved burgh status by 1524.

W J Watson 1904; G S Pryde 1965; W F H Nicolaisen 1976; RCAHMS 1979.

NH 780 820 (centre) An archaeological watching brief was conducted within the suspected bounds of the medieval burgh of Tain, on groundworks undertaken during the replacement of the water main system. Most of the remains noted relate to services established within the last two centuries, of which an extensive network of stone-built culverts was the most significant. A survey of the main culverts running under the streets of Tain has already been conducted by North of Scotland Water Authority.

Sponsor: NMD Partnering Team.

G Robins 1998.

Architecture Notes


Scottish Field, June 1966, p.26


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