MHG53139 - Kyle of Durness East

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Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING HUT? (Medieval - 1058 AD? to 1559 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

2 small oval structures:

a) Measures 3.6 m NE/SW x 3.4 m, defined by ring of stones 0.6 m wide, formed of angular stones flush with or just protruding above turf. Possible entrance in ESE. 2 skins of walling visible in NW arc, but generally quite insubstantial in appearance.

b) 8 m to SW is another small structure. Measures 3.3 m NE/SW x 2.6 m, similar in character to (a) but wall is generally just 1 skin (0.5 m) wide.
At head of small, NE/SW-running valley under short turf and moss, overlooking Kyle of Durness.
Shielings, possibly associated with dyke 158, which cuts off the head of this valley, and with site 160.
Recommendations: None. <1><2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference NC 3764 6819 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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