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Kaim Of Mathers (11649)

Current Priority
2
East
376305
North
764924
Site Type
Ruined Castle
Period
15th century

The remains of a castle erected in the 15th century. The ruined stone tower on the promontory is all that remains of the castle. It was part of a battlement along the east side of the isthmus.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Fair
Action
Visit - assess condition of the site ;
Survey site - standing building survey

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Record 142 on map 11 in Coastal Zone Assessment Survey - Angus, 2009

Other records:

NMRS
36337
SMR
NO76NE0007

ShoreUpdates

1 ShoreUpdate accepted and 0 pending.

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6th February, 2016 by EllieSCHARP
Survey Information
User:
EllieSCHARP
Date:
Feb. 6, 2016
Tidal state:
mid
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
has eroded in the past
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Other threats?:
structural damage/decay
Description:

The remains of a castle erected in the 15th century. The ruined stone tower on the promontory is all that remains of the castle. It was part of a battlement along the east side of the isthmus.

ShoreUPDATE 06/02/2015 As described. One corner of tower walling remains standing. Sits on low cliffs behind rock platform foreshore. This stretch of coastline is unstable and the coastal path has been closed because of the danger of landslips and rock falls. Threats to the monument are geological collapse and structural failure.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
highly visible (substantial remains)
Comments and recommendations
Comments:

Access is difficult from above as the coastal path has been closed due to failure of the coast edge, accessible from the beach only at low tide.

Recommendations:

Priority 2/3