MHG54183 - Shieling and twinning pen, Scalpay


A single cell shieling and twinning pen recorded during walkover survey on Scalpay.

Type and Period (2)

  • TWINNING PEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHIELING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Situated on a south-east facing slope of well-drained ground, and to the southwest ofa low sandstone rock outcrop, are the remains of a stone built single cell shieling, measuring 2.5 metres by 2.0 metres over walls 0.5 metres thick.
A twinning pen measuring 1.0 metre diameter over walls 0.5 metres thick was located 5 metres to the south east of the shieling. Both structures are in a degraded condition and are located at 108 metres OD. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference NG 6336 2950 (point)
Map sheet NG62NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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