MHG33082 - Pair of shieling huts, Torra Fionn

Summary

A pair of shieling huts, one with "twinning pens".

Type and Period (2)

  • SHIELING HUT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TWINNING PEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A stone built structure with corner 'cupboards' in each corner.
Information supplied by P Swan, 2003
See Assoc. Docs. File <1>

This information was updated by Mr Swan in 2008. This pair of shielings is south facing and shielded on the north by a low crag. The left hand one is 4.7m long x 3.4m wide x 1.3m highest wall, with a 1.4m wide doorway on its eastern side. The right hand building is 5.0m long x 3.4m wide x 1.2m highest wall, with a 0.65m wide doorway in its south side. It also has lamb "twinning pens" in each corner, possibly a later addition. <2><3>


<1> Aitken, J, Comments by Jacquie Aitken, SMR Assistant (Verbal Communication). SHG23722.


<2> Swan, P, 2008-9, Correspondence from Paul Swan regarding several sites in the Lochcarron area (Text/Correspondence). SHG23871.


<3> Swan, P, 2008, Shielings - Lochcarron Crofts (Text/Manuscript). SHG23888.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 884 408 (100m by 100m) (Centred)
Map sheet NG84SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHCARRON

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