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Redkirk Point (4081)

Current Priority
1
East
330400
North
565100
Site Type
Buried Land Surface
Period
Uncertain

Patches of black organic material uncovered under shingle beach. Situated near excavated Mesolithic occupation site and is under severe coastal erosion as shingle beach is rapidly being removed by sea.

ShoreUPDATE February 2014: Two thin layers (less than 100mm)of black organic material uncovered and/or broken up / washed away. Numerous ancient tree stumps growing in and roots below organic layer also being washed away. Some trunks lying in organic layer.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Poor
Action
Visit - check condition; characterise site and obtain dating evidence ;
Survey site - using several techniques to characterise site

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Record NY 3040 6510 on map 56 in Coastal Assessment Survey Solway North Coast, 1996

Other records:

NMRS
Unknown
SMR
Unknown

ShoreUpdates

1 ShoreUpdate accepted and 0 pending.

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4th February, 2014 by coombey
Survey Information
User:
coombey
Date:
Feb. 4, 2014
Tidal state:
low
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
intertidal
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion
Is there a coastal defence?:
yes
Other threats?:
other
If other, please specify:

Historical tipping (as part of sea defence?)

Description:

Patches of black organic material uncovered under shingle beach. Situated near excavated Mesolithic occupation site and is under severe coastal erosion as shingle beach is rapidly being removed by sea.

ShoreUPDATE February 2014: Two thin layers (less than 100mm)of black organic material uncovered and/or broken up / washed away. Numerous ancient tree stumps growing in and roots below organic layer also being washed away. Some trunks lying in organic layer.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
limited visibility (partial remains)
How visible are the remains? (in section):
limited visibility in section
How accessibile is the site?:
accessible- difficult terrain
The site is:
has local associations/history
Comments and recommendations
Recommendations:

Monitor erosion.