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Brora Salt Works (13231)

Current Priority
2
East
290320
North
903257
Site Type
Salt Works
Period
1768-1779

A concentration of burnt stone and ash filling a circa 1m wide shallow cut feature associated with spreads of coal dust is exposed at the top of the sandy section. The feature is located circa 10m west of a salt pan house excavated in 2009-2010 (Trench 4). The feature is certainly related to the 1767-1777 phase of salt pans developed by John Williams for the Sutherland Estate at Brora. It may represent a further building or unidentified feature associated with the industrial complex.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Action

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2nd March, 2016 by training2
Survey Information
User:
training2
Date:
March 2, 2016
Tidal state:
mid
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
not visible
How visible are the remains? (in section):
limited visibility in section
How accessibile is the site?:
accessible on foot (no footpath)
The site is:
is well known; has local associations/history
Comments and recommendations
Recommendations:

Work with Clyne Heriatge Society and local volunteers to record the feature in relation to surrounding known evidence of the 18th century salt pans. Evaluate through trial trenching to establish extent of the deposits and identify further evidence relating to the salt pans.