MHG57612 - Shielings, Shieling huts Carnoch East (Inverchorain)


Shielings, Shieling huts at Carnoch East (Inverchorain)

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Carnoch (Inverchorain)(Figure 1.)

Carnoch East. To the east of Carnoch Farmhouse the river takes a swing away from the higher ground and then returns as it nears Inverchoran to the east. This area enclosed by the river on the south side and by the modern road on the north side, is roughly 500m x 200m in size. It comprises many fertile grassy knolls interspersed with some peaty marsh areas. Scattered over the area there are several small buildings with what appears to have been the main settlement at the very east end on an east facing slope close to the river. The sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

Township (865 – 881) - centred on NH 2565 5065 Alternative names - Inverchorain, Carnoch East. The site comprises 4 buildings, 7 shielings, several pits and some cultivation remains.

875 Building/Shieling Hut - at NH 25650 50590 The low boulder and turf footings of an oval shaped shieling hut, c3m E-W x 1.4m internal. There is a possible entrance to NW.

877 Building/Shieling Hut - at NH 25649 50624 The low boulder and turf footings of a sub-rectangular shieling hut, c3.5m SW-NE x 1.2m internally
878 Shieling Structure - at NH 25624 50623 The turf and boulder footings of an unusual shieling structure, sub-rectangular in shape, 3.1m ENE-WSW x 1.6m, with an internal cross division, open ended at both ends. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 2563 5061 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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