MHG27331 - Shieling settlement - Loch Bealach na Gaoithe


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Type and Period (2)

  • SHIELING HUT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHIELING SETTLEMENT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

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User: Admin, Date: Fri 10 Mar 2000
NM67NE 6 685 763

What may be three unroofed shieling-huts are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet cxlviii). Nine unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 22 August 1996

This shieling settlement was visited by Ken and Jean Bowker in 2006, and they undertook a basic photographic survey. Sixteen structures were identified, ranging from gable-ended constructions to circular ruins and very basic rock shelters. The most notable was a storehouse of some kind (number 8), which still had a complete slab roof and a cover at the doorway. <1>

This shieling settlement was re-visited by Ken and Jean Bowker between 2010 and 2013. They undertook a measured photographic survey. Seventeen structures were identified, ranging from a gable-ended house to rock shelters. For individual feature descriptions, please see report. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NM 6850 7630 (478m by 477m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM67NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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