Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk

Sites at Risk

The Sites at Risk map is not designed for touch screen devices. Register and download our ShoreUpdate App for Android and IOS for a better touch screen experience.

New to the Sites at Risk map? Watch our How to... guidance videos to help you get started.

Back to the map of sites.

Ballone Castle (4705)

Current Priority
Low
East
292880
North
883650
Site Type
Enclosures
Period
Uncertain

See Highland HER records MHG8335 and 51726. Linear banks of stones can be seen. HER record says they do not appear to be enclosures however, when looking at them from the cliff top they have the appearance of enclosures.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Poor
Action
Visit - characterise site and obtain dating evidence

Over to you...

If you know there are errors in the original site record you can edit the original record here

If you would like to visit the site and carry out a ShoreUPDATE survey, you can prepare a ShoreUPDATE pack for this site (PDF) here.

If you want to use your smart phone to carry out the ShoreUPDATE survey, you can download the app here.

If you have completed a field survey of this site, you can submit your ShoreUPDATE record here.

Record NH98SW 39 on map 29 in Coastal Assessment Survey: Inner Moray Firth, 1998

Other records:

NMRS
75455
SMR
MHG8335

ShoreUpdates

1 ShoreUpdate accepted and 0 pending.

Click on an update to expand it.

23rd January, 2014 by JonieCG
Survey Information
User:
JonieCG
Date:
Jan. 23, 2014
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?:
stock erosion; vegetation growth; animal burrows
Description:

See Highland HER records MHG8335 and 51726. Linear banks of stones can be seen. HER record says they do not appear to be enclosures however, when looking at them from the cliff top they have the appearance of enclosures.

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?:
easily accessible- no restrictions; accessible on foot (footpath)
The site is:
has local associations/history
Comments and recommendations
Recommendations:

If these are enclosures they could be contemporary with the castle.

not eroding, remove from priorities