MHG56459 - Possible shielings - Sheilton, near Canisbay


The possible location of post-medieval shielings indicated by placename evidence at Sheilton near Canisbay.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING? (16th Century to 18th Century - 1560 AD? to 1800 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small farmstead comprising a single building with adjacent enclosures depicted on the 1st edition map at Crackersfield, Caithness. (Caithness 1877, sheet vii).

This site was visited by SUAT in 2004 during a walkover survey in advance of a proposed windfarm development. No evidence was found for the possible shielings and the site was covered in growing heather. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 2814 7016 (91m by 91m)
Map sheet ND27SE
Civil Parish CANISBAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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