MHG54188 - Enclosure and shieling, Scalpay


An enclosure and shieling were recorded during walkover survey on Scalpay.

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

On level terrace between eastern edge of mature forestry plantation and the AlIt Guin Shuas, are the ruinous remains of a stone-built sub-rectangular enclosure and single cell shieling. The enclosure measures 25.0 metres long on the north-south axis and 12.0 metres wide over walls 0.8 metres thick. There is no visible entrance into the enclosure and the walls stand to a maximum height of 0.8 metres.

The stone-built single cell shieling measures 3.0 metres by 2.0 metres over walls 0.8 metres thick. A 0.6 metre wide entrance faces to the south-east. Both structures are situated at 32 metres OD. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference NG 6205 2751 (point) GPS derived
Map sheet NG62NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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