MHG57285 - Shielings - Upper Allt Dubh


Shielings at Upper Allt Dubh

Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

These shielings at NH 4005 5465 were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

125 At an altitude of 160m and on an east facing sheltered slope on an otherwise north facing slope. This relatively fertile area has remnants of tree stumps and is bracken covered Three small rectangular buildings with rounded ends were identified:
A - Recessed into hillside and on a NE-SW axis this building is 3m x 2m internally. The banks to the north and east have evidence of stones and that on the east side is 1m in height. There is an entrance at the SW end.
B - On an E-W axis this measures 3m x 1.5m internally.
C - On a N-S axis this is 4m x 2m internally. It has banks of 1m height on its E side. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4005 5465 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH45SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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