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Brora Salt Works (13231)
- Current Priority
- Site Type
- Salt Works
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:
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2nd March, 2016 by training2
- March 2, 2016
- Tidal state:
- Site located?:
- Proximity to coast edge:
- coast edge
- Coastally eroding?:
- active sea erosion
- Is there a coastal defence?:
- 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
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.