MHG57736 - Shielings, Gleann Chorainn


Shielings at Gleann Chorainn

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

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Gleann Chorainn

Upper Gleann Chorainn Shielings, building/possible still bothy and enclosure (1108 – 1118) – centred on NH 242 482 These sites, recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project, are situated in the upper part of the glen, at an altitude of 280m - 300m, 500m SW of the shieling sites of Mid Glen Chorainn/Allt Toll Lochain. They are to be found on the both sides of the main burn, although mainly on the NW side where a large expanse of SE facing slope is grassy. The site comprises 9 shielings, a building which is possibly a still bothy and an enclosure.

1111 Shieling - NH 24203 48215 Aligned NE-SW the remains of this reed covered shieling is 3m x 1.5m internally. Surrounding turf walls to a height of 0.2m.

1112 Shieling - NH 24201 48205 A few metres to the S of 1111 the remains of this shielings comprise low turf walls to a height of 0.2m and spread of 1.5m. Measures 3.5m x 1.5m internally. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2420 4822 (25m by 29m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH24NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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