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Long Taing Of Newark, Wall (13233)

Current Priority
2
East
372443
North
1042510
Site Type
Wall
Period
MODERN?

A circa 15m length of wall located in the intertidal zone, oriented E-W perpendicular to the coast edge. The wall is constructed of a line of very large edge set slabs. On either side, a circa 5m diameter area of smaller edge set slabs may function to secure the wall which appears to be constructed directly upon the rock platform.

The feature is almost certainly the remains of a wall depicted on the 2nd edition 25 inch and 6 inch OS, surveyed in 1900, although NOT on the 1st edition OS surveyed in 1879. In 1900 it was contiguous with the coast edge. Now at least 40m separates the surviving portion from the coast edge.

It may be related to ruinous 18th/19th century farm buildings at the coast edge here, or to undated dry stone structures being exposed in the coastal section (site 6681). The style of construction using vertically set slabs is similar to the style of construction used in historic coastal defenses. e.g. at Northskaill 6818

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Poor
Action

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Other records:

NMRS
Unknown
SMR
Unknown

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4th March, 2016 by jo
Survey Information
User:
jo
Date:
March 4, 2016
Tidal state:
low
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
intertidal
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
limited visibility (partial remains)
How accessibile is the site?:
accessible- difficult terrain
The site is:
don't know
Comments and recommendations
Recommendations:

Detailed survey. Historical research to aid identification and date.