MHG2288 - Shieling, Camster South


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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Renumbered from ND24SE0006A
JHooper, 25/10/2002
ND24SE 5 2642 4234.

(ND 2642 4234) Cairn (NR). OS 6" map, (1959)

The remains of a structure probably a shieling, lying on a green hillock. The lower courses of the walls remain, and they have been about 2' thick with rounded corners. There appear to have been two apartments.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

The footings of a shieling placed on the summit of a probably natural mound measuring 18m NNE by 11m transversely. The building measures 4.4m by 2m within a dry wall, measuring 0.8m wide. It is twin-compartmented.
Visited by OS (I S S) 11 April 1972.

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, 84, No. 302 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2641 4234 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND24SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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