MHG57896 - Shieling hut, Camas Ban
Shieling hut, Camas Ban
Type and Period (1)
- SHIELING HUT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2004 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn. A small settlement in a bay sheltered between two steep headlands, Creag Raonabhal to the west and the base of Sgurr Sgiath Airigh to the east. It is easily reached by sea but there is a steep ascent and decent from both sides on the public footpath. It would appear from the 19th century historical evidence to be something of a satellite settlement for Skiary and the three or four upstanding structures here bear similarity to those at Skiary, although there is evidence of earlier structures and one if not two possible sheilings. There is no evidence of any cultivation remains in the form of rigs. The place is dominated by two destructive burns.
Site 494. A sheiling hut measuring 1.7m x 1.5m situated on the N facing slope of Creag Raonabhal, rounded positioning of rocks in filled by bracken. Rocks moss-covered. <1>
Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 18/5/18)
<1> Wombell, J., 2004, A Report on the Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay by Members of NOSAS, p.30 Site 494 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25084.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 9172 0678 (2m by 2m)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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