MHG57391 - Shielings, Creag na h-Iolaire
Shielings at Creag na h-Iolaire
Type and Period (1)
- SHIELING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
Sheilings (Site 645) This site of 6, possibly 7, sheilings is at the foot and to the east of a steep crag, Creag na h-Iolaire and were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project. It is on a SE facing slope which is for the most part quite boggy although there is a grassy fertile outwash to the gully on the east side of the crag higher up. The sheilings range over a distance of 200m and the seventh structure/possible sheiling which does not conform to the usual features of a shieling is on the valley floor.
643 Sheiling - NH 18005 49623 The highest of the group is on a NE-SW axis and has internal dimensions of 3.5m x 1.5m. The well defined turf walls are incomplete, 0.3m in height and have a spread of 1m. No entrance discernable.
644 Sheiling - NH 18079 49590 Situated in marshy ground this sheiling is on a N-S axis and has internal dimensions of 3m x 1.5m. The turf walls have some stone, are 0.2m in height and have a spread of 1m. Reed covered. A linear stone setting, 5m in length, to the NW, may have been constructed to direct a small stream away from the structure.
645 Sheiling - NH 18107 49590 A well defined structure in drier ground, this sheiling is on an E-W axis and has internal dimensions of 5m x 2m. The turf and stone footings are 0.3m in height and have a spread of 1.5m. There is a linear stone edge, 4m in length, forming a possible terrace, width 1m, to the south and west.
646 Sheiling - NH 18103 49632 In marshy ground and on a NE-SW axis this structure has a dished appearance. Internal dimensions are 3m x 1.5m and low turf and stone banks surround.
647 Sheiling - NH 18090 49643 This sheiling appears as a dished reed covered area on a NE-SW axis . It has a distinct turf edge and internal dimensions of 3m x 1.5m.
648 Sheiling - NH 18119 49573 This well defined structure is on a spur. It is on a NE-SW axis and has internal dimensions of 3m x 1.5m. The turf footings, no evident stones, are 0.3m in height and have a spread of 1-1.5m. The structure is open to the NE.
649 Possible Sheiling/Possible Pen - NH 18122 49531 This substantial structure on the valley floor is unlike the others. It occupies the north part of a reed covered mound of 9m diameter. The structure is on a NE-SW axis and has internal dimensions of 3.5m x 3m. The turf and stone footings are 0.2-0.4m in height with a spread of 1.2m. There is a wide entrance, 1.5m in width, in the SE wall and an external apron of 1.5m maximum depth here too. There is fertile grassy ground in the vicinity - this becomes marshy towards the river. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, M. 2009. Report of Phase Two Scardroy and Upper Strathconon: May 2007 - December 2007. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p 30 Site 645.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 1810 4959 (6m by 6m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/301913 (Click to view HES Canmore record)
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