MHG579255 - Shieling hut, Skiary


Shieling hut, Skiary

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2004 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn. This a substantial crofting settlement as seen today, on the exposed outwash fan of a river, the Allt Coire Mhicrail, where most of the numerous houses and other buildings have long since been deserted. Skiary remains a home today with one occupied dwelling house and ancillary buildings. Some 85 sites were identified and recorded here.

Site 563. The remains of a possible sheiling hut, c 3m x 1.5m internally, comprising an oval stone setting on a N/S axis with no visible entrance. <1>

Note; Site not visible on Aps so location approximate. (T Blackie 28/5/18)

<1> Wombell, J., 2004, A Report on the Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay by Members of NOSAS, p.35 Sites 563 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25084.

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Grid reference Centred NG 9291 0700 (4m by 4m)
Map sheet NG90NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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