MHG57741 - Building/Possible still bothy, Gleann Chorainn


Building/Possible still bothy at Gleann Chorainn

Type and Period (2)

  • STILL HOUSE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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.

1118 Building/Possible still bothy - NH 23939 40836 The remains of a substantial dry stone building are tucked under a steep south facing slope 300m to the SW of the shieling ground. It is aligned E-W, measures 6m x 2,5m internally and is recessed into the slope on its north side where the stone face is 0.5m high. Otherwise the walls are general 0.3m high and have a thickness of 0.8m. At the west end however the wall footings are made up of bigger slabby boulders. It is 0.6m high and has a spread of 1m. A concentration of stones 2m in from the west end may be a partition or it may be tumble. This building is at least 10m away from the burn but because it is reasonably well hidden from the NE (the lower glen), behind a spur of ground, it is thought possibly to be a still bothy. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2393 4884 (8m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH24NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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