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Gearraid Mhartainn (9851)

Current Priority
2
East
76097
North
876380
Site Type
Midden
Period
1st Millennium BC - 5th C AD

Midden material exposed in section for c. 20m, and horizontally exposed on beach extending 4m out from dune. Being damaged by both erosion and cattle trampling. Bronze slag recovered from here in past (Earl Granville pers comm).

ShoreUPDATE June 2015

west of midden is stone wall of undefined structure. Bone needle & bone fragments. 50 m from water edge

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 - test pitting

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Record 879 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:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion; active wind erosion (in dunes only); has eroded in the past
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Other threats?:
stock erosion; animal burrows
Description:

Midden material exposed in section for c. 20m, and horizontally exposed on beach extending 4m out from dune. Being damaged by both erosion and cattle trampling. Bronze slag recovered from here in past (Earl Granville pers comm).

ShoreUPDATE June 2015

west of midden is stone wall of undefined structure. Bone needle & bone fragments. 50 m from water edge

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
highly visible (substantial remains)
How visible are the remains? (in section):
clearly visible in section
How accessibile is the site?:
accessible- difficult terrain; accessible on foot (no footpath)
The site is:
is well known; is well visited; has local associations/history
Comments and recommendations
Recommendations:

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Remains of wall by artintendo