MHG54313 - Shieling, Rie mhic ian, Allt a’ Chamabhreac
The possible remains of two shieling huts and an arable field which may relate to a shieling recorded in 1812-13 as Rie mhic ian.
Type and Period (1)
- SHIELING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
The remains of two possible shieling huts and an arable field lie on the South side of the fence, Site 3.3. These may represent the remains of a shieling, recorded in 1812-13 as Rie mhic ian. 3 No structures were recorded in 1812-13 or on later maps, though the place-name is still remembered in the adjacent hill, Tom mhic Eoin:
a) A level platform, 4m NNE-SSW by 3m, atop a small knoll is surrounded by heather clumps, containing some stone. This may be the remains of a shieling hut.
b) Immediately to the East of a) is another possible shieling hut. This consists of a level area, 4m NNE-SSW by 3m, defined by heathery hummocks, containing some stone.
c) At NN 32858 69222 is an area, 20m E-W by 12m, distinguishable from the surrounding ground by its cover of species-rich grassland, which indicates some former cultivation.
Refs: RHP 861 Plan of the Lordship of Lochaber from Mr Roy’s Survey in 1812-13, 1831.
OS 1st Ed. 6” Map Sheet Inverness-shire clxiii, surveyed 1870, publ. 1872 marks Tom mhic Eoin.
OS Explorer Map 385, 2007 marks Tom mhic Eoin.
Impact Assessment: This site is not at risk.
Mitigation: No action is required. <1>
|Grid reference||Centred NN 32840 69189 (118m by 119m)|
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