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Meur Burnt Mound (12212)

Current Priority
3
East
374691
North
1045676
Site Type
Burnt Mound
Period
UNDATED

MOUND c60m N-S by 35m E-W, max 2m high. c15m section at S end of mound eroding at coastal edge. Stone, midden material and burnt deposits visible. On foreshore remains of burnt mound complex comprising tank, well, hearth and associated orthostats are visible (partially excavated and recorded in 2005, Toolis 2005 'Excavation at Meur, Sanday, Orkney' AOC Data Structure Report.

Condition and current recommendations:

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Other records:

NMRS
282775
SMR
Unknown

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1st October, 2012 by eanpeace
Survey Information
User:
eanpeace
Date:
Oct. 1, 2012
Tidal state:
low
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion
Description:

MOUND c60m N-S by 35m E-W, max 2m high. c15m section at S end of mound eroding at coastal edge. Stone, midden material and burnt deposits visible. On foreshore remains of burnt mound complex comprising tank, well, hearth and associated orthostats are visible (partially excavated and recorded in 2005, Toolis 2005 'Excavation at Meur, Sanday, Orkney' AOC Data Structure Report.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
limited visibility (partial remains)
How visible are the remains? (in section):
clearly visible in section
How accessibile is the site?:
easily accessible- no restrictions
The site is:
is well known
Comments and recommendations
Comments:

Site fully excavated 2014-2015; but continued monitoring of the general area would be useful to identify any associated remains.

Recommendations:

Continued monitoring of surrounding coast edge.