MHG1422 - Bad A'Chlamhain
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Type and Period (3)
- SHIELING HUT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- (Alternate Type) SHEEP FOLD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- (Alternate Type) HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
Some 3/4 mile N by W of shieling ruins at Thulachan (ND14SW 1) on a low green mound are the remains of a hut circle. The structure has been formed entirely of turf and is now much effaced. Its interior diameter is 22ft, the turf bank is 9ft thick, and there is an entrance in the S. RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.
No hut circle was found 3/4 mile NW of ND 14 SW 1, but 1 was found about 1/2 mile in that direction. It lies on a green patch on rising ground, and is formed by a turf bank 9m diameter and 0.3m high. The entrance appears to have been on S. The remains of an enclosure 4m square, with a turf bank 0.3m high, lie 36m to NW. These are probably shielings rather than prehistoric structures.
Visited by OS (E G C) 18 April 1961.
(ND 1098 4190) Old Shielings (NAT) OS 6" map, (1962)
The alleged hut circle is undoubtedly an old sheepfold. The enclosure to NW is footing of an old shieling bothy.
Revised at 1:10560. Visited by OS (J M) 4 March 1982.
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, 37, No. 128 (Text/Report). SHG2664.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1097 4189 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8282 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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