MHG54197 - Shieling group, Scalpay


Four shieling structures were recorded during walkover survey ay Scalpay.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A little over 10 metres east of the Allt a' Chinn Uachdaraich and by the junction with a small stream descending from a large waterfall, are the ruinous remains ofa stone-built multi-cell shieling. Measuring 8.0 metres by 4.0 metres over walls 0.8 metres thick and comprising five individual cells, the bracken-covered structure still survives to a maximum height of 1.2 metres. Approximately 80 metres east and up the steep hillside, are the degraded remains of 3 single cell and 2 twin cell stone-built shielings. All of the structures are located on a well-drained and steeply-sloping piece of ground at 55 metres OD. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 5922 2964 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG52NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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