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Traigh Na Cille, Pabby Mor Structure And Midden (12571)

Current Priority
1
East
110519
North
937975
Site Type
Structure; Midden
Period
Prehistoric. Bronze Age?

Layers of midden including peat ash, bone, shells, pottery. In association with wall structures and rubble on a clay foundation. Visible in the eroding face of the dune.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Action

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Other records:

NMRS
306502
SMR
MWE142840

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13th June, 2013 by andrewmcvean
Survey Information
User:
andrewmcvean
Date:
June 13, 2013
Tidal state:
mid
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
active wind erosion (in dunes only)
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Description:

Layers of midden including peat ash, bone, shells, pottery. In association with wall structures and rubble on a clay foundation. Visible in the eroding face of the dune.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
not visible
How visible are the remains? (in section):
clearly visible in section
How accessibile is the site?:
easily accessible- no restrictions
Comments and recommendations
Comments:

Artefacts from this site are displayed in the Museum at Uig Community Centre

Recommendations:

Accessibility options above give no room to say that site is accessible only by boat.

Monitor rate of erosion of dune face. Visit at least twice annually to look for emerging artefacts

10th June, 2013 by jillsmith
Survey Information
User:
jillsmith
Date:
June 10, 2013
Tidal state:
mid
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
active wind erosion (in dunes only); has eroded in the past
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Other threats?:
stock erosion
Description:

Layers of midden (bone, shells, pottery) wall structures and rubble. Layers of peat ash.Clay foundation. visible in the eroding face of the dune.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
not visible
How visible are the remains? (in section):
clearly visible in section
How accessibile is the site?:
accessible- difficult terrain
The site is:
don't know
Comments and recommendations
Comments:

Site only accessible by boat. Worked bone tool found on site on date of survey. Given to Stornoway museum.