MHG54198 - Shieling hut, Scalpay


A multi-cell stone-built structure was 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

On a west facing shelf, high on the steep slopes of the hill overlooking the Allt a' Chinn Uachdaraich Glen, are the ruinous remains of a multi-cell stone-built structure. Measuring 8.0 metres long by 6.0 metres wide over walls 0.6
metres thick, the structure comprises a large central cell that has 4 smaller cells radiating off and stands to a maximum height of 0.8 metres. The 1.0 metre wide entrance to the central cell faces north. The shieling is situated at
108 metres OD. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 5940 2957 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG52NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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