MHG57550 - Shielings, Upper Gleann Meinich


Shielings at Upper Gleann Meinich

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Upper Glen Meinich sheilings. The northmost of two groups of sheilings situated within a fairly confined area above the tree line at the very head of the glen. This group comprises the remains of 19 shielings. They are on the SSW facing slopes of the north side of the valley and were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

957 Shieling - NH 22103 55506 An oval structure with 2 outshots or cells. The main part is on an E-W alignment and measures 3.5m x 2m internally and there is an entrance in the north wall. The outshot to the north is 1m diameter and that to the west is 1.5m x 1.5m. The walls have boulder and turf ruins spread to 1.5m with a height of 0.5m.

958 Shieling - NH 22096 55497 The low turf and heather footings of this structure are on an ESE-WNW alignment. The structure is 3.5m x 1.5m internally. It has a slightly dished centre. It is just below site 956. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 APs <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 2208 5551 (31m by 21m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.