MHG12952 - Dunan Beag


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Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING HUT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

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NC27SE 2 2628 7272.

NC 263 727. A settlement of four oval, and one circular, foundations occurs on improved ground inside a bend of Allt na Clais Leobairnich. They range from 4m by 3m to 6m by 4m. The circular foundation overlies a square structure. A village names Leobuy existed here in 1812.
T C Welsh 1972; J Henderson 1812.

NC 2628 7272. A group of at least seven shielings of turf and stone varying from oval, 5.5m by 3.5m to circular, 2.0m in diameter. One of the shielings is overlaid by a later lambing pen. The name cannot be verified from local sources; the 1812 reference to 'Leobuy' is presumably the Anglicised version of the Gaelic 'Leobairnich'.
Surveyed at 1:10,000
Visited by OS (N K B) 28 April 1980.

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Grid reference Centred NC 2627 7271 (116m by 130m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC27SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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