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ID:EHG3779
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Name:Photographic Survey - Bealach na Gaoithe, by Glenuig
Organisation:Unaffiliated
Date:2010-2013

Description

A photographic survey of the Bealach na Gaoithe shieling settlement, near Glenuig, Arisaig and Moidart, was undertaken by Ken and Jean Bowker between September 2010 and October 2013. One hundred and ninety metres above Glenuig, Highland, to the south-east of Loch Bealach na Gaoithe, (Loch of the Windy Pass), there was a collection of at least seventeen ruinous features, ranging from a gable-ended house to rock shelters. Known locally as the Glenuig Shielings, some of these buildings were well-built and it has been suggested that they formed more permanent dwellings, although the absence of cultivation remains makes this unlikely. If they were shielings, it was not known whether they were used by the people of Glenuig, Caolas Mor or the lost township of Forsay, all of which are equidistant. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • MEASURED SURVEY
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY

Images

NM 6853 7643 Substantial stone structure, collapsed, sub-circular (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6855 7642 Scattered stone structure, circular (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6857 7636 Tumbled stone structure (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6858 7636 Substantial stone structure – rectangular (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6860 7634 Gable-ended stone structure, intact lintel (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6860 7634 Gable-ended stone structure, intact lintel (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6866 7623 Stone structure utilising bedrock (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6867 7626 Stone structure –waist high (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6864 7628 Stone structure with intact lintel (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6864 7628 Stone structure with intact lintel (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6863 7629 Cleit – a well-preserved and dry storage hut (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6863 7629 Rough stone structure (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6861 7627 Stone structure (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6861 7627 Stone structure (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6864 7627 Rough stone structure –sub-circular (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6864 7627 Rough stone structure –sub-circular (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6864 7627 Rough stone structure –sub-circular (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6858 7630 Primitive rock shelter with shelves (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6858 7631 Primitive rock shelter (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6855 7634 Stone structure utilising bedrock (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean BowkerNM 6855 7634 Stone structure utilising bedrock (photo by Ken and Jean Bowker)  © Ken and Jean Bowker

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ken and Jean Bowker (File size: 540 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NM 6860 7634 (446m by 446m)
Map Sheet:NM67NE
Civil Parish:ARISAIG AND MOIDART
Geographical Area:LOCHABER
Location:Bealach na Gaoithe

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Bowker, K & J. 2013. Shielings, Bealach na Gaoithe, by Glenuig. Unaffiliated. 29/10/2013. Digital.

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