MHG54185 - Shieling/pen, Scalpay


A stone built single cell structure recorded during walkover survey on Scalpay.

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Situated at the base ofa distinctive rock outcrop on the south-east facing slopes of Beinn nan Caorach, is a stone-built single cell structure. Measuring 4.0 metres long by 2.5 metres wide, over walls 0.6 metres thick, the ruinous structure is situated at 98 metres OD. The 0.6 metre wide entrance to the cell faces east and the walls survive to a maximum height of 0.4 metres. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference NG 6238 2843 (point)
Map sheet NG62NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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