MHG56017 - Shieling - Braehour, 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?)
- None recorded
A shieling was noted during a DBA and walkover survey by RoCAS in 2012 on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland. Part of a low mound was visible within the dense forestry plantation, which may have been the remains of a shieling that has been ploughed through. It measured 8m northwest to southeast by 5m and up to 0.7m high. Some scattered stone was visible in the area. <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 1832: This shieling mound is visible as a scatter of stone across the ploughline within the plantation. It was taped and marked with gps and photographed. <2>
- <1> SHG25786 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M.. 2012. Braehour Forest Block Near Mybster, Caithness: Archaeological Walkover Survey - Summary of the Methodology and Results. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital. Site 1832.
- <2> SHG28808 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Coombs, A.. 2015. Pre-felling Walkover Survey, Braehour, Halkirk. Forestry Commission Scotland. 24/1/2021. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1011 4976 (10m by 10m)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8267 (Link to HES Canmore record)
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