MHG57494 - Shielings, Coire Mheogaidh


Shielings at Coire Mheogaidh

Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING (Medieval - 1058 AD? to 1559 AD?)

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  • None recorded

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Coire Mheogaidh
Coire Mheogaidh is a broad shallow corrie in the upper reaches of the Allt na Annaite. The corrie has a green grassy appearance although much of it is marshy. There is a line of metal fence posts, a possible boundary, running down the west side of the corrie which crosses to the east side lower down.

Shielings (807 and 808) – centred on NH 3499 5353
Situated at an altitude of 340m in the centre of Coire Mheogaidh, these two shielings are on the east bank of the main burn, one on a low knoll and the other at its NW side. They were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

807 Shieling - NH 34996 53530 On a NE-SW axis this rectangular building, with rounded corners, measures 4.2m x 2m internally and is on a low knoll to the east of the main burn. The remains of the turf and stone walls are 0.3m in height and have a spread of 0.8m. The building is covered with grass, heather and blueberry.

808 Shieling - NH 34966 53540 This oval mound is on a NW-SE axis and measures 7m x 4.5m overall. It has a dished centre and is covered with moss and reeds. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2014 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 3497 5355 (44m by 33m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH35SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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