MHG43853 - Field wall or stone setting - Glac Shildeag


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Type and Period (2)

  • (Alternate Type) STONE SETTING? (Unknown date)
  • (Alternate Type) FIELD BOUNDARY? (Unknown date)

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NG 8038 7180. A hut circle is situated at an elevation of 55m on a dry shelf about 100m to the southeast of the Shieldaig path and 40m to the west of the Allt Glac Shildeag. There are clumps of birches round about. The diameter of the circle is ca. 10m (mid wall) and the walling which is exceptionally substantial is of stone with a great many small stones visible in places on the wall top. The entrance is possibly at 319 degrees grid where there is a gap with thicker walling on either side of it. The ambient vegetation is fine grass and bracken inside the circle, heather, Molinia and bracken on the outside. A setting of isolated stones runs at 324 degrees grid from the hut circle entrance some 30m down the hillside. Not shown on OS maps. <1>

The hut circle and 'stone setting' were visited by A MacInnes in 2010 as part of research by A Welti for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. The stone setting was interpreted as a field wall. A second field wall to the northeast was also noted. <2> <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8035 7180 (19m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG87SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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