MHG55316 - Shieling group, Kilbeg


The remains of at least eight turf-built shielings identified during a walkover survey (sites 8a to 8f in the survey report).

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

On the SE-facing spur of Maol Buidhe at 223m OD are the degraded to ruinous remains of at least eight turf-built shielings. Located within a sheltered hollow on the hillside with heather, grass and moss vegetation, the walls of the structures are spread up to 0.8m wide and survive up to a maximum of 1.4m high. <1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 6423 0739 (42m by 47m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG60NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

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Related Monuments/Buildings (6)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

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