MHG1566 - Longhouse - Shurrery


A longhouse at Shurrery.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A longhouse at Shurrery.

Longhouse, recorded by R Mercer in 1982 during a survey undertaken by the University of Edinburgh, one of several over a number of years in Caithness: Site FOR 305: Longhouse. Dimensions: 26m x.9m. Sub-rectangular grass-covered structure. Internal divisions 6m and 9m from the W end. Some facing slabs visible. Orientation: E-W. 20m SE of 301a. Associated with Mons. 299, 300, 301, 303, 305, 306, 311, and 312. Elevation: 300' OD. ND 038580. (Figs 72, 85). <1>

The longhouse was identified in LiDAR data gathered by AOC Archaeology in 2011 as part of the mitigation for the visual impact on the archaeological landscape associated with the proposed Baillie Hill windfarm, Caithness. The footings of a ruinous rectangular structure, 21m in length with two visible compartments. <2>

Note: the grid reference for this site in <1> is incorrect [IS-L 19/06/2020].

Note: the linked Canmore record has an incorrect 1982 survey archive plan site reference number [IS-L 19/06/2020].

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 0367 5804 (25m by 19m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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