MHG56011 - 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 (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A shieling was noted during a DBA and walkover survey by RoCAS in 2012 on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland. Located on the east side of the burn was a low, grass-covered tussocky mound measuring 6m northwest to southeast by 5m and standing up to 0.5m high. There was no visible entrance and no banks were visible. It may have been a double-cell shieling site. <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 931: The shieling lies on the east bank of Allt Loch Meadie and is a grass and rush covered mound c.6m by c.5m and c.0.5m high with at least two slight depressions 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 0866 4944 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND04NE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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