MHG56001 - Shieling - Allt Loch Meadie, Halkirk


A shieling noted by RoCAS during a DBA and walkover survey in 2012 on behalf of the Forestry Commission Scotland.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A substantial grass and rush-covered mound was noted during a DBA and walkover survey by RoCAS in 2012 on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland. It was located on the east side of the burn and measured 7.5m northwest to southeast by 5.5m and stood up to 1m high. There was no visible entrance and only a circular depression 3m northeast to southwest by 1.5m wide was visible at the centre. <1>

In August 2015, a walkover survey was undertaken in Braehour, Halkirk by Anne Coombs on behalf of the Forestry Commission Scotland to identify and demarcate archaeological sites in advance of clear fell operations. The sites are numbered according to the RoCAS list and maps.

Site 445: The shieling lies on the east bank of Allt Loch Meadie, it is a grass and rush covered mound c.8m by c.6m and c.1m high with a depression in the centre. It was marked by gps, taped along the edge of the plantation and photographed. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 0867 4943 (5m by 5m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND04NE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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