MHG54815 - Possible sheilings - Cnoc A'chonaisg, Scatwell


Two small buildings, possible sheilings and earth banks

Type and Period (3)

  • BUILDING (Undated)
  • TURF WALL (Undated)
  • SHIELING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The buildings and earthworks to the west of Scatwell Farm were surveyed by NOSAS as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project.
Buildings and earthbanks (Cnoc a’ Chonaisg/Glascharn) centred on NH 3893 5637 500m to the west of Scatwell Farm, this is an area of rough grassland, birch and bog at the foot of the Meig gorge.

134 A series of earthbanks on marginal land to the SW:
A - on a NW-SE axis 140m in length, ends to the SE (GR NH 38931 56373) in an intersection of banks in a saddle and at the N end abuts B
B - Earthbank on an E-W axis 200m in length in boggy ground

135 Building - NH38934 56442 on a NE-SW axis, this rectangular building has internal measurements of 6mx2m. It has raised turf banks, rounded ends and there may be an entrance in its NW side. There is a drainage ditch external to its west end. It is covered by bracken.

136 Building/possible Sheiling - NH 38867 56418 This building also is on a NE-SW axis. Its internal area appears as a depressed oval, measuring of 4m x 1.5m. The NW bank is 0.4m in height and has a spread of 3m.

137 Turf cuttings - NH 38856 56293 an area of turf cutting in the birch wood to the south of 135 and 136. Measures 22m x 21m. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 3890 5635 (142m by 193m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH35NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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