MHG4771 - Shieling Settlement - Ben Idrigill


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Type and Period (3)

  • BOUNDARY DYKE (Undated)
  • RIG AND FURROW (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

On the east side of the Lorgasdal River, immediately at the foot of the west flank of Ben Idrigill, at a height of 165m OD is a large and very complex grouping of boulder built twin-cell structures and shieling mounds. Small cleared plots of ground lie to the south-west of the settlement, with the cleared stone placed in heaps between the plots. A large area of rig cultivation lies under the heather immediately to the west of the settlement. An earth-and-stone dyke surrounds the entire complex. Plan.
Information from S H Bryson 7 April 1989.

Previously recorded at grid ref. NG 233 382, updated and corrected with information from Orbost Estate Survey (1998), M Wildgoose. Site no. 115, fourteen shielings were recorded.
J Aitken : 18/02/02.

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Grid reference Centred NG 2330 3827 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG23NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

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