MHG39462 - Platform, Bad Raphain Beag, Halkirk
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Type and Period (1)
- STRUCTURE (Undated)
- None recorded
ND05SE 25 0933 5097 and 0931 5093.
A shieling, comprising a grass covered rectangular platform, 8m E-W by 5m acorss.
Nearby is a sub-rectangular enclosure, 50m by 30m situated on a false crest and comprising a wall, 1m high, enclosing an area of grass and heather. Also at ND 0942 5104 is a grass covered rectangular structure 4m long E-W by 3.5m a cross.
R J Mercer 1980. <1>
Area deep ploughed and planted with Conifers. No trace of any shielings or enclosures.
Visited by OS 26 September 1981.
This platform was visited by RoCAS during a 2012 DBA and walkover survey on behalf of the Forestry Commission Scotland. It was located on the east side of the stream and was a low grass- and rushes covered platform that measured 10m in diameter and was surrounded by wet ground. It was possibly natural or the remains of a shieling site. <2>
- <1> SHG2510 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Mercer, R. J. & Howell, J.M.. 1980. Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland, 1976-1979. University of Edinburgh. 30/01/1980. Paper and Digital. 97, Bra 86, 87.
- <2> SHG25786 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M.. 2012. Braehour Forest Block Near Mybster, Caithness: Archaeological Walkover Survey - Summary of the Methodology and Results. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital. Site 618.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0941 5104 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7757 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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