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Nairn, General

Burgh (Medieval), Town (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Nairn, General

Classification Burgh (Medieval), Town (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Invernairn

Canmore ID 15128

Site Number NH85NE 40

NGR NH 8800 5600

NGR Description Centred on NH 8800 5600

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Nairn
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Nairn
  • Former County Nairn

Archaeology Notes

NH85NE 40 8800 5600 (Centred)

This burgh, which was probably founded late in the 12th century, is first referred to as 'Invernairn' in the reign of Alexander II (1214-49).

G S Pryde 1965; RCAHMS 1978.

A royal burgh at the mouth of the River Nairn, founded, together with a long-vanished castle (NH85NE 20) by William the Lion, c. 1200.

J Gifford 1992.

Architecture Notes



Dick Peddie & McKay, Edinburgh - plans

Drains - Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson - 1945


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