MHG57685 - Shieling, Allt Gleadhrach, Coire Fath Ghleadhraich


Shieling at Allt Gleadhrach, Coire Fath Ghleadhraich

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Coire Fath Ghleadhraich

The Allt Gleadhrach, a tributary of the River Meig, is roughly two kilometres east of Inverchoran. It has an E- W course in its upper reaches, but then turns NW into a ravine before dropping steeply down in a series of waterfalls to join the River Meig itself.

Shielings (1141 – 1143) - centred on NH 2777 5030 The shieling site is situated at an altitude of 350m in a broad basin at the top of this steep section and was recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project. The terrain is generally very poor with peat and heather predominating. The shielings are within 100m of each other, one on the N side of the burn and two on the S.

1141 Shieling - NH 27758 50335 This shieling mound of c0.7m height, is on a N-S alignment and measures c7m x 6m overall. The rectangular dished centre measures 3m x 1.5m. Covered in moss, blueberry and heather. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2775 5034 (8m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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