MHG33082 - Pair of shieling huts, Torra Fionn


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>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 884 408 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG84SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (0)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.