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Seidinish (9779)

Current Priority
2
East
76537
North
875930
Site Type
Structure
Period
Unknown

A sub-rectangular structure formed of at least 8 uprights. Outlying stones and a small stretch of walling is also visible. Co-ordinate suggests this may be the same site noted in NMRS (NF77NE 36) (site 808), although description of structure is slightly different.

ShoreUPDATE June 2015

As described.

ShoreUPDATE January 2016

The structure lies around 15m N of the location shown.

3D models of the structure and surrounding site available from these links:

Structure: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7QqVX2IsWHJMmtyblpSdVFHejA/view?usp=sharing

Site: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7QqVX2IsWHJS0RSOVpFZjQyVXM/view?usp=sharing

It's considered unlikely that this site is the same as NMRS NF77NE 36 = SCHARP 9780 as the description for that refers to a 4m high SE facing section, whereas the coastal slope here is barely 1m high (see image). Likely NGR error.

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

Other records:

NMRS
124635
SMR
Unknown

ShoreUpdates

2 ShoreUpdates 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; has eroded in the past
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Description:

A sub-rectangular structure formed of at least 8 uprights. Outlying stones and a small stretch of walling is also visible. Co-ordinate suggests this may be the same site noted in NMRS (NF77NE 36) (site 808), although description of structure is slightly different.

ShoreUPDATE June 2015

As described.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
highly visible (substantial remains)
How visible are the remains? (in section):
limited visibility in section
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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13th January, 2016 by DavidNewman
Survey Information
User:
DavidNewman
Date:
Jan. 13, 2016
Tidal state:
low
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
intertidal
Coastally eroding?:
has eroded in the past
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Other threats?:
stock erosion
Description:

A sub-rectangular structure formed of at least 8 uprights. Outlying stones and a small stretch of walling is also visible. Co-ordinate suggests this may be the same site noted in NMRS (NF77NE 36) (site 808), although description of structure is slightly different.

ShoreUPDATE June 2015

As described.

ShoreUPDATE January 2016

The structure lies around 15m N of the location shown.

3D models of the structure and surrounding site available from these links:

Structure: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7QqVX2IsWHJMmtyblpSdVFHejA/view?usp=sharing

Site: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7QqVX2IsWHJS0RSOVpFZjQyVXM/view?usp=sharing

It's considered unlikely that this site is the same as NMRS NF77NE 36 = SCHARP 9780 as the description for that refers to a 4m high SE facing section, whereas the coastal slope here is barely 1m high (see image). Likely NGR error.

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- difficult terrain
The site is:
is not locally known
Comments and recommendations
Comments:

The structure lies around 15m N of the location shown.

3D models of the structure and surrounding site available from these links:

Structure: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7QqVX2IsWHJMmtyblpSdVFHejA/view?usp=sharing

Site: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7QqVX2IsWHJS0RSOVpFZjQyVXM/view?usp=sharing

It's considered unlikely that this site is the same as NMRS NF77NE 36 = SCHARP 9780 as the description for that refers to a 4m high SE facing section, whereas the coastal slope here is barely 1m high (see image). Likely NGR error.

Recommendations:

As can be seen from the images the site is inundated at spring high tides regularly, so seems a priority for further investigation and recording.

Photos

DavidNewman's image
9779 looking E by DavidNewman
DavidNewman's image
9779 site area view by DavidNewman
DavidNewman's image
9779 aerial angled view by DavidNewman