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Redkirk Point (4084)

Current Priority
2
East
330200
North
565100
Site Type
Pottery & Pottery Kiln Findspot
Period
13-15th centuries

A very large number of 13th-15th century pottery fragments, now in Dumfries Museum, have been found at Redkirk Point (NY 302 651) as the tide erodes it. A fragment of fused-sand and lead silicate also found here possibly indicates kiln sites. A E Truckell and J Williams 1967; J Williams 1967; 1968.

These sherds were found on the shore in the area centred NY 302 651. They are still in Dumfries Museum. Visited by OS (JP) 23 June 1970.

Pottery in Dumfries Museum (1971/38). Trans Dumfriesshire Galloway Natur Hist Antiq Soc 1972.

Some 363 sherds of medieval pottery (13-15th century in date) and other medieval artefacts have been found at Redkirk Point. RCAHMS 1981.

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 NY36NW 22 on map 56 in Coastal Assessment Survey Solway North Coast, 1996

Other records:

NMRS
67438
SMR
MDG7763

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4th February, 2014 by coombey
Survey Information
User:
coombey
Date:
Feb. 4, 2014
Tidal state:
low
Site located?:
Unsure
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:

A very large number of 13th-15th century pottery fragments, now in Dumfries Museum, have been found at Redkirk Point (NY 302 651) as the tide erodes it. A fragment of fused-sand and lead silicate also found here possibly indicates kiln sites. A E Truckell and J Williams 1967; J Williams 1967; 1968.

These sherds were found on the shore in the area centred NY 302 651. They are still in Dumfries Museum. Visited by OS (JP) 23 June 1970.

Pottery in Dumfries Museum (1971/38). Trans Dumfriesshire Galloway Natur Hist Antiq Soc 1972.

Some 363 sherds of medieval pottery (13-15th century in date) and other medieval artefacts have been found at Redkirk Point. RCAHMS 1981.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
not visible
How visible are the remains? (in section):
not visible
How accessibile is the site?:
accessible- difficult terrain
The site is:
has local associations/history
Comments and recommendations
Comments:

SCAPE officers have visited site twice, and no cultural material has been visible. Site may have been eroded away. Difficult to identify site - intertidal shingle has many ceramic piecies but most of these seem to be from land drains and bricks possibly tipped as part of sea defence.

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