MHG1421 - Shieling Hut, Tulach Luib Moire


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  • SHIELING HUT (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

(ND 1043 4011, ND 1051 4007, ND 1059 4015, ND 1060 4003) Mounds (NR) (Remains of)
OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1908)

Shielings (ruins of): About 3/4 mile S by W of Thulachan, on low grassy knolls, are the ruins of several primitive rectangular buildings, the largest measuring some 35 by 12ft. Large blocks of stone have been used in their construction.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

Centred ND 1050 4010. Situated on both sides of the Allt Ruadh Mor are the footings of seven shieling bothies, varying in size from 10 by 3m to 6 by 3m, situated on low mounds, but the structures themselves are no more than 0.2m high.
Visited by OS (J L D) 28 May 1960.

(ND 105 401) Tulach Luib Moire (NAT) (Old Shielings) (NAT)
OS 6" map, (1962)

Footings of 7 shieling bothies as described in previous field report.
Revised at 1:10560. Visited by OS (J M) 4 March 1982.

Four unroofed shieling-huts are depicted on 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Caithness 1877, sheet xxxii). Five unroofed shieling-huts are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,560 map (1967).
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, 42, No. 150 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1054 4009 (265m by 182m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND14SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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