MHG57859 - Shieling hut, Allt an t’Sear Bhig

Summary

Shieling hut, Allt an t’Sear Bhig

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Allt an t’Sear Bhig
These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2004 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn. This a rocky section of uninhabited coast line with few archaeological sites recorded but it includes the well preserved loch-side sheiling site identified as Camas na Sgroggan, or Camasnacrogan – NOSAS were not certain of the spelling. It appears in the latter form on Thomson’s map of 1830, but not on any later maps. It has sheiling huts, a dairy, and enclosures. It is in a very exposed spot and would not have been a good place to winter at, but whether or not it was ever occupied year round is impossible to tell. There are a few other isolated sizeable single buildings on this section of shore, either sheilings or maybe associated with fishing.

Site 713. The substantial remains of a probable small dry stone built sheiling hut, c3.0m x 1.8m internally, with an entrance to the NW, and an adjoining outshot, c2.5m x 2.5m internally, with a separate entrance to the W. The wall of the main building has inner and outer faces and remains standing to 1m, whilst the outshot is constructed of a single row of boulders set mostly on edge. The larger building is taken to be the dwelling and the outshot a dairy or store. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 APs <2>


<1> Wombell, J., 2004, A Report on the Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay by Members of NOSAS, p.26 Site 713 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25084.


<2> Get Mapping, 2012, Getmapping aerial photography 2012 (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical). SHG27869.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NG 9020 0658 (6m by 6m)
Map sheet NG90NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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