MHG579259 - Shieling enclosure, pen and platform, Skiary


Shieling enclosure, pen and platform, Skiary

Type and Period (4)

  • SHIELING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • PEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • PLATFORM (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • 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 725. A sheiling enclosure, max length c 24m x max width c 12m, stone built walls, utilizing the natural form of the land. At least 2 smaller enclosures or pens within the larger enclosure, one with a stone filled platform c 0.5m x 1m, possibly for standing things on. Many boulders around the site that may have formed internal divisions at one time. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 Aps <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 9303 0648 (17m by 29m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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