MHG57740 - 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

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.

1113 Enclosure - NH 24141 48258 (N corner) Aligned ESE-WNW this sub-rectangular enclosure is roughly 80m x 50m. It is grassy and surrounded by a turf and stone bank generally 0.5m high and with a 1.5m spread. In the upper part are the remains of 2 shielings, 1114 and 1115. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2416 4823 (81m by 69m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH24NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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