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Auldearn

Souterrain (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Site Name Auldearn

Classification Souterrain (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Canmore ID 82759

Site Number NH95NW 37

NGR NH 920 552

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH95NW 37 920 552

NH 922 550 An archaeological evaluation was undertaken in January 2002 to investigate an alleged souterrain on the site of a proposed housing development. A limited number of features were recorded, dispersed over the western half of the study area. These included a large curvilinear pit (the alleged souterrain), two small industrial pits, a small charcoal-filled pit, and rig and furrow cultivation remnants. A number of anomalies were also recorded by geophysical survey of cropmarks across the eastern side of the site, but no trace of these could be identified in the field by excavation. (AOC 3236)

Archive to be deposited in the NMRS.

Sponsor: Henderson Group.

A Hunter Blair 2002.

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