MHG57651 - Shielings, Allt a’Charnaich


Shielings at Allt a’Charnaich

Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 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.

852 Shieling - NH 24458 51589 Scoop with slightly raised edges; 2x1m;

853 Shieling - NH 24450 51591 Scoop with raised edges has a diameter of 3.5m. A further smaller scoop of 1.5m diameter is just 1m away at NH 24452 51590. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2445 5159 (14m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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