MHG57718 - Turf and stone wall, Gleann Chorainn


Turf and stone wall at Gleann Chorainn

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Gleann Chorainn

Gleann Chorainn is a side glen of the main valley of the River Meig. It stretches for 5kms in a SW direction from Inverchoran. It is steep and narrow initially but after a short distance broadens out into a flat U shaped valley with many grassy stretches particularly on its northwesterly side which inevitably, being SE facing, is favoured with more sunshine. The upper reaches of the glen are narrow and have poorer ground with abundant heather.

Boundary wall, shielings and enclosure (1081- 1087) ‐ NH 2528 4912 Alternative names – Allt Doire nan Laogh, Lower Gleann Chorainn. Five shielings, an enclosure and a wall within a stretch of 1km of each other in the lower part of the glen are described here.

1081 Turf and stone wall - centred on NH 25666 49530 (the track cuts it at this point) It is generally 0.5m high, c80m in length, aligned NW-SE and descends the steep hillside to the edge of the burn. This turf and stone wall appears to cut off the steeper narrower section of the glen at its NE end. 500m to the SW of 1081 where the glen has broadened out. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2567 4954 (65m by 64m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH24NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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