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Seidinish (9777)

Current Priority
2
East
76361
North
876091
Site Type
Midden
Period
10th-12th C

Midden exposed in face of large dune. Marine shells and animal bone visible, but metal, including ?norse rivets & 2 coins of King Edgar reported found (Earl Granville pers comm). Short stretches of walling visible within midden (including site 806).

ShoreUPDATE June 2015 hinterland covered by machair & eroding at coast edge. Pottery fragments & bone found.

Condition and current recommendations:

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

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Record 805 on map 14 in CZAS, North Uist (west), 2005

Other records:

NMRS
Unknown
SMR
Unknown

ShoreUpdates

1 ShoreUpdate accepted and 0 pending.

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1st June, 2015 by artintendo
Survey Information
User:
artintendo
Date:
June 1, 2015
Tidal state:
low
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
intertidal
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion; active wind erosion (in dunes only)
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Other threats?:
animal burrows
Description:

Midden exposed in face of large dune. Marine shells and animal bone visible, but metal, including ?norse rivets & 2 coins of King Edgar reported found (Earl Granville pers comm). Short stretches of walling visible within midden (including site 806).

ShoreUPDATE June 2015 hinterland covered by machair & eroding at coast edge. Pottery fragments & bone found.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
limited visibility (partial remains)
How visible are the remains? (in section):
not visible
How accessibile is the site?:
accessible- difficult terrain; accessible on foot (no footpath)
The site is:
is well known; has local associations/history
Comments and recommendations
Recommendations:

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