MHG50964 - Shieling mounds, Salnafairn, Lower Coire Mhalagain

Summary

Shieling mounds, Salnafairn, Lower Coire Mhalagain

Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING MOUND (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Salnafairn, Lower Coire Mhalagain

Site 676. A low, circular shieling mound, with a central depression, c 1.5m in internal diameter. The mound is moss covered.

Site 675. A low, circular shieling mound, with a central depression c 2.5m in internal diameter. The mound is moss covered.

Site 674. A low, circular shieling mound, with a central, circular depression, measuring c 3m in internal diameter. The mound is moss covered. The name of this site is given on the 1808 sale map for Glenelg Estate, which also notes that it was attached to the farm of Eilanreach. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2010 APs <2>

Note; See MHG27284 for Site 660 "the substantial enclosure, roughly semi-circular in shape, formed by a part retaining and part free standing boulder and turf wall, c 45m radius and 40m diameter." noted on the Canmore report 269691. (T.Blackie 25/6/18)

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 92687 09941 (26m by 34m)
Map sheet NG90NW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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