MHG51354 - Possible shieling hut set into head dyke above Lochcarron


A possible shieling hut which is depicted on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map of 1904-5.

Type and Period (2)

  • SHIELING HUT (Constructed, 19th Century to 20th Century - 1881 AD to 1904 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) PEN? (Constructed, 19th Century to 20th Century - 1881 AD to 1904 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This roofless building is set into the corner of the head-dyke wall and is 6.1m x 3.3m with a 0.8m wide doorway in the south side. Local knowledge has this building used as a shieling used while watching over the livestock which at night were coralled into this end of the crofts, trapped between the head dyke and the river gorge which form two sides of a retaining triangle. This site was identified and notified to us by Paul Swan, a local researcher. <1><2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 89857 40275 (14m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG84SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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