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Eriboll (E) (4939)

Current Priority
2
East
242371
North
956422
Site Type
Lime-Kiln
Period
Post-Medieval

This site was visited by OS (NKB) on 8 November 1978, following identification by K Reid. The lime-kiln is situated on a flat grassy area, immediately to the N of the outflow of Allt Eriboll, and is as described in the NMRS. The remaining portion measures 2 m internally and 1.5 m towards the eroded edge. This has been reduced to 1 m in places, where it has also been destroyed by erosion to a pile of tumbled stone on the beach. The wall width is about 0.9 m, and there is no sign of a bank. The whole area is badly eroded and the lime-kiln has suffered badly. This site is in urgent need of archaeological attention

31/8/14 similar to original description. Signs of ongoing vehicle erosion to bank on inland side of limekiln, although structure is protected by collapsed rubble from site forming a rough defence. There are signs that the high water mark of very high tides is sometimes above the site, and recent flooding of the nearby stream may have reached the structure and stripped vegetation from the surrounding area.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Poor
Action
Visit - assess condition of the site ;
Survey site - topographic and photographic survey

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Record 5: 14 on map 5 in North Sutherland Survey: Coastal Zone Assessment, 1998

Other records:

NMRS
73050
SMR
MHG10386

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31st August, 2014 by training1
Survey Information
User:
training1
Date:
Aug. 31, 2014
Tidal state:
low
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion; has eroded in the past
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Other threats?:
vehicle damage
If other, please specify:

4x4 vehicles drive over the bank into which the kiln is constructed

Description:

This site was visited by OS (NKB) on 8 November 1978, following identification by K Reid. The lime-kiln is situated on a flat grassy area, immediately to the N of the outflow of Allt Eriboll, and is as described in the NMRS. The remaining portion measures 2 m internally and 1.5 m towards the eroded edge. This has been reduced to 1 m in places, where it has also been destroyed by erosion to a pile of tumbled stone on the beach. The wall width is about 0.9 m, and there is no sign of a bank. The whole area is badly eroded and the lime-kiln has suffered badly. This site is in urgent need of archaeological attention.

31aug2014 more or less as described, however the coast edge to the north of site is actively eroding.it seems to be only the tumbled stones from the kiln itself that is protecting the surviving edge of the kiln.

31/8/14 similar to original description. Signs of ongoing vehicle erosion to bank on inland side of limekiln, although structure is protected by collapsed rubble from site forming a rough defence. There are signs that the high water mark of very high tides is sometimes above the site, and recent flooding of the nearby stream may have reached the structure and stripped vegetation from the surrounding area.

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 on foot (footpath)
The site is:
don't know
Comments and recommendations
Comments:

A track runs to the site ,with a gate and parking near the road.

Recommendations:

it would benefit from being cleared and recorded thoroughly this site is definitely at risk.