MHG57725 - Shieling, Gleann Chorainn


Shieling at Gleann Chorainn

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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Gleann Chorainn

Mid Gleann Chorainn NE Shielings and possible still bothy(1088-1101) – centred on NH 248 489 Alternative names - Allt Choire Buidhe. These sites, recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project, are situated on the NW side of the main burn and on either side of its tributary the Allt Choire Buidhe. The slope is SE facing and at an altitude of 260m - 300m. The ground is generally poor with marsh and heather but there are several grassy flushes. It comprises the remains of 12 shielings and a building which may possibly be a still bothy.

1088 Shieling - NH 24864 48913 Situated on a knoll in an elevated position this is the lower of the group of shielings. It is on a WSW-ENE alignment, measures 3m x 1.5m internally and the turf walls are 0.2m in height. Moss and grass covered. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2485 4892 (5m by 5m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH24NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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