MHG51369 - Site of temporary structures north west of Lynwilg Farm


Remains of two small temporary structures of uncertain date.

Type and Period (2)

  • STRUCTURE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)
  • SHELTER (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A walkover survey in 2008 identified two structures within a dry grassy loop of the stream bed, itself possibly dating from the artificial straightening of the stream. A. is a low circle of rubble, approximately 2m in diameter at NH 8775 1087. This may not be of great age, as it contains a short section of wooden seat, but this may be a re-use of an older structure. B. at NH 8777 1087 is a shelter-like structure attached to the north bank of the former stream, consisting of a ‘L’ of loosely piled rubble approximately 2m in length. If these two structures had been located in a more remote area they would have been interpreted as typical shieling type structures. However, their proximity to the farm and positioning within the dry stream bed suggests some other form of temporary structures. See associated photographs. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 87752 10880 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH81SE
Civil Parish ALVIE

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