MHG4771 - Shieling Settlement - Ben Idrigill
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Type and Period (3)
- SHIELING SETTLEMENT (Undated)
- BOUNDARY DYKE (Undated)
- RIG AND FURROW (Undated)
- None recorded
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.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 2330 3827 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (2)
- http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1339090 (View photograph(s) of this site on the geograph website)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/10787 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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