MHG11292 - Loch Borralan

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC21SE 13 265 111.

NC 2663 1124. Shieling.
R J Mercer 1978. <1>

Nothing seen at the grid reference given, but at NC 2657 1117, NC 2658 1115 and NC 2660 1112 are the obscure turf and stone footings of three shieling bothies, dimensions from 3m by 2m to 4m by 3m. (One of these may be the shieling referred to on NC21SE 12.)
Visited by OS (JM) 14 August 1980.

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in November 2009. No evidence of the previously reported structural remains or turf banks were observed, although a few areas of improved pasture (see MHG11293) which may suggest the presence of a sheiling. <2>


<1> Mercer, R. J. & Howell, J.M., 1980, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland, 1976-1979, No. 37 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2510.


<2> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 3, p.67 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2650 1109 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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