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Ayre Of Swartmill (6236)

Current Priority
2
East
348000
North
1046050
Site Type
Indeterminate Remains
Period
Indeterminate

A coastal exposure, 12m in length, reveals extensive deposits of black sooty sand. These deposits contain frequent inclusions of vitreous material and slag as well as shell. There are several stones towards the base of the section which may form part of a drain-like structure. There is a slight rise behind the section which may indicate the presence of further and associated remains.

6 July 2014: Appears to be relatively modern buried soil, covered by upcast from the road construction or nearby power cable. No industrial inclusions visible. Remove from priorities.

Condition and current recommendations:

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

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Record WT112 on map Westray: Map 10 in Orkney Coastal Zone Assessment Survey 1998: Westray, Papa Westray, Holm of Papa Westray, West Mainland, 1998

Other records:

NMRS
296444
SMR
Unknown

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6th July, 2014 by training1
Survey Information
User:
training1
Date:
July 6, 2014
Tidal state:
mid
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
not eroding
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Description:

A coastal exposure, 12m in length, reveals extensive deposits of black sooty sand. These deposits contain frequent inclusions of vitreous material and slag as well as shell. There are several stones towards the base of the section which may form part of a drain-like structure. There is a slight rise behind the section which may indicate the presence of further and associated remains.

6 July 2014: Appears to be relatively modern buried soil, covered by upcast from the road construction or nearby power cable. No industrial inclusions visible.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
not visible
How visible are the remains? (in section):
not visible
Comments and recommendations
Recommendations:

Remove from priorities.