MHG57724 - Enclosure, Gleann Chorainn


Enclosure at Gleann Chorainn

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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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 were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project. 300m to the SW of 1082 (see MHG57719) and also on the S side of the burn, 3 shielings and an enclosure are situated on a terrace with a fourth shieling a short distance away up the hill to the SW.

1086 Enclosure - NH 25230 49060 The east end of the curving turf wall, which surrounds this enclosure is obvious, it is curving 0.5m in height and with a 1.5m spread. The west part, where it traverses a marshy area, is much more wasted and degraded but it extends to finish at the burn. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2522 4911 (85m by 115m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH24NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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