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?)
- 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 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>
<1> Wombell, J., 2004, A Report on the Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay by Members of NOSAS, p.37 Site 725 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25084.
<2> Get Mapping, 2012, Getmapping aerial photography 2012 (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical). SHG27869.
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wombell, J.. 2004. A Report on the Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay by Members of NOSAS. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.37 Site 725.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2012. Getmapping aerial photography 2012. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NG 9303 0648 (17m by 29m)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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