MHG1030 - Shieling Hut, Dunbeath Strath


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  • SHIELING HUT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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Mound (NR) (Remains of) OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1908)

Shielings (ruins of): About 1.5 miles N by E of Achnaclyth towards Concan Con na Craige, near the source of a small burn, are some half dozen small mounds, on the top of which the foundations of small oblong houses, evidently shieling bothies, are visible.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

ND 1020 3600. Adjacent to a sheepfold are 6 mounds on top of which are the remains of shieling bothies, varying from 4 by 3m to 8 by 4m.
Visited by OS (W D J) 1 July 1960.

(ND 101 360) Old Shielings (NAT) OS 6" map, (1962)

No change .
Revised at 1:10560 Visited by OS (J M) 4 August 1982.

Five unroofed shieling-huts are depicted 1st edition OS 6-inch map (Caithness 1877, sheet xxxii). Six unroofed shieling-huts are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,560 map (1962).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 23 November 1995

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 84, No. 303 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1019 3602 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND13NW
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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