MHG1419 - Shieling, Lon A'Chupa


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  • SHIELING (Undated)

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Shieling (Ruins of): c1/4 mile NE of eastmost loch at Thulachan, on a slight elevation, are the ruins of a house measuring some 34ft by 14ft and crudely built of very large stones and slabs. Little but the foundations of walls some 3ft thick remain.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

ND 1140 4131. The remains of a smaller structure are attached to the building described by the RCAHMS, and this measures 5 by 3m and is 0.2m high.
Visited by OS (E G C) 18 April 1961.

(ND 1140 4131) Old Shieling (NAT) OS 6" map, (1962)

No change. Revised at 1:10560. Visited by OS (JM) 4 3 1982.

An unroofed shieling-hut is depicted on 1st edition of OS 6-inch map (Caithness 1876, sheet xxvii) and on current edition of OS 1:10,560 map (1963) where it is shown as L-shaped with three compartments.
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 18 December 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, 43, No. 152 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1139 4131 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND14SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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