MHG579258 - Shieling hut and pen, Skiary
Shieling hut and pen, Skiary
Type and Period (2)
- SHIELING HUT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- PEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
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 435. The remains of a sheiling hut, c 4m E/W x 3m N/S overall, showing as a slightly raised oval platform with visible stone edging. 2 visible stones in the centre. Site sits on bedrock. No obvious entrance. 1 small clump of rushes in centre.
Site 726. A short distance from the sheiling hut site 435, there is pen, open one end, c 2m deep x 1m wide, with side walls up to 1.5m high which looks as if it was used to hold a cow for milking or other handling purposes. <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.37 Sites 435, 726 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25084.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 9303 0651 (8m by 8m)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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