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?)

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. 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>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 1011 4976 (10m by 10m) Indicative centroid
Map sheet ND14NW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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