MHG57650 - Possible Enclosure/Wall, Allt a’Charnaich


Possible Enclosure/Wall at Allt a’Charnaich

Type and Period (2)

  • ENCLOSURE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Allt a’Charnaich

The Allt a’Charnaich flows from NW to SE to enter Loch Beannacharain at its east end. These sites are situated in the gentler SE facing slopes of the middle part of the burn and were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

Shielings, building and pens (851 – 862) - NH 2443 5160 The site is situated on the east bank of the Allt a’Charnaich on a gently sloping SW facing slope at an altitude of 240m. It comprises at least 8 shielings with a possible boundary wall, the remains of a dry stone building and 2 animal pens.

851 Possible Enclosure/Wall - NH 24474 51558 at return. This wasted stone wall, of maximum one course height, seems to enclose a knoll with the sheilings on it. It is aligned E-W and the stones are covered with vegetation and peters out at both ends. It is possibly a boundary between two groups of shielings. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 APs <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 2443 5156 (32m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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