MHG54186 - Shieling, Scalpay


A multi-celled shieling recorded during walkover survey on Scalpay.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING HUT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Situated on a low spur ofwell-drained ground, within a wet and shallow depression containing rushes, are the remains of a ruinous multi-celled shieling. Comprising three separate stone-built cells, the structure measures 7.0 metres long by 4.5 metres wide over walls 0.8 metres thick. The entrance is 0.8 metres wide and faces southeast and the walls survive to a maximum height of 0.8 metres. The shieling has a south-easterly aspect and is situated at 110 metres OD. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference NG 6211 2800 (point)
Map sheet NG62NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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