MHG56453 - Possible shielings - Toftranald


Two possible shieling stances was recorded near Toftranald by the OS in 1972.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two possible shieling stances was recorded near Toftranald by the OS in 1972. They were described as being two small grassy patches showing some stone about 320m north of a group of other mounds (see MHG1983). It cannot be established if mounds are comtemporary with the rectangular building and enclosure (see MHG1983), but they may be the stances for shieling bothies - a common feature in Caithness.
Visited by OS (A A) 17 March 1972.

This site is generally as described by previous field investigator. The features 'some 90m NE' are structurally incomprehensible.
Revised at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (J B) 5 May 1982.

The site of these features was visited by SUAT in 2004 during a walkover survey in advance of a proposed windfarm development. They were not located. <1>

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 19-20, No. 51 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

<1> Perry, D., 2004, Archaeological Component: Proposed Wind Farm at Schoolary, Caithness, Highland, 11.45 Site 1 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG22261.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2816 6856 (26m by 26m)
Map sheet ND26NE
Civil Parish BOWER
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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