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Cardross Shore (8051)

Current Priority
2
East
234527
North
677177
Site Type
Posts
Period
18th - 20th AD?

Complex structure of wooden posts. Unknown use but could be connected to the railway, a loading platform, or timber ponds.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Poor
Action
Undertake DBA - map regression ;
Visit - check condition; characterise site and obtain dating evidence ;
Survey site - topographic and photographic survey

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Record 43 on map C2 in Coastal Zone Assessment Survey, Firth of Clyde and Isle of Bute, 2004

Other records:

NMRS
Unknown
SMR
Unknown

ShoreUpdates

1 ShoreUpdate accepted and 0 pending.

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30th August, 2013 by training1
Survey Information
User:
training1
Date:
Aug. 30, 2013
Tidal state:
mid
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
intertidal
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion; has eroded in the past
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Other threats?:
structural damage/decay
Description:

ShoreUPDATE August 2013

Site is as described, the main part of the site comprises of two intersecting lines of upright wooden posts, one straight line running parallel to the coast edge aligned NNW-SSE, the other meets it at its northwestern end and curves to the south. There are further groups and scattered posts in the intertidal zone. A linear stone feature aligned rouhgly N-S crosses the straight line of posts close to where it meets the curving line of posts.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
highly visible (substantial remains)
How accessibile is the site?:
easily accessible- no restrictions; vehicular access
The site is:
don't know
Comments and recommendations
Recommendations:

This site is not understood, its function is not known and it is under threat. Further research, survey and investigation.