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Isle Head, Isle Of Whithorn (3856)

Current Priority
3
East
248030
North
536050
Site Type
Promontory Fort
Period
1st Mill BC/AD

See NMRS for full description. As described. Grass covered and in poor condition due to visitor path damage and coastal erosion of cliff edges.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Fair
Action
Visit - assess condition of the site ;
Survey site - using several techniques to characterise site ;
Develop management plan with landowner and heritage agency

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Record NX43NE 8 on map 16 in Coastal Assessment Survey Solway North Coast, 1996

Other records:

NMRS
63098
SMR
MDG2736

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8th February, 2013 by lesdunford
Survey Information
User:
lesdunford
Date:
Feb. 8, 2013
Tidal state:
low
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
not eroding
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Other threats?:
visitor erosion
Description:

See NMRS for full description. As described. Grass covered and in poor condition due to visitor path damage and coastal erosion of cliff edges.

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

Visitor damage to ramparts along footpath

Recommendations:

Direct visitors from footpath through ramparts. This is a visitor management issue, remove from priorities.