MHG57732 - Shielings, Gleann Chorainn


Shielings at Gleann Chorainn

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Gleann Chorainn

Mid Gleann Chorainn SW sheilings and structure/possible still site (1102 – 1107) – centred on NH 245 486 Alternative names - Allt Toll Lochain, Inverchoran This site is situated in the middle part of the glen, on the NW side of the main burn and on the NE side of its tributary the Allt Toll Lochain and recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project. It is 300m SW of the previous shieling site of Mid Glen Chorainn1/Allt Choire Buidhe. The grassy slopes are SE facing and at an altitude of 260m - 280m. The site comprises 5 shielings and a structure which is possibly the site of a still.

1102 Building/Shieling - NH 24614 48682 The stone footings of a small L-shaped structure comprise 2 compartments. The south part on an ENE-WSW alignment is 3m x 1.5m overall and has a curving west end. The “leg” to the NNE is just 2.5m x1.5m, there may be a dividing wall in between. The stone footings are generally 0.2m high and have a thickness of 0.6m.

1103 Shieling - NH 24628 48671 The obvious remains of this rectangular shieling are on a NE-SW alignment and measure 3m x 1.5m internally. The turf banks are 0.3m in height and have a spread of 1m.

1104 Shieling (Figure 5.) - NH 24650 48665 The stone footings of this rectangular shieling which is on a NE- SW alignment and measures 3.5m x 1.5m internally, are obvious. They are 0.3m in height and have a spread of 0.8m. There may be a division internally or possibly stone tumble. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2463 4868 (46m by 32m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH24NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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