MHG58125 - Shieling huts, clearance cairn, Ard (Achatatoil)


Shieling huts (3), clearance cairn, Ard (Achatatoil)

Type and Period (2)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • SHIELING HUT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ard (Achatatoil)

These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2008/9 as part of an archaeological survey of outer Loch Hourn.

Site 1411. The remains of a shieling hut, measuring c.2.5m ENE-WSW by 1.5m WNW-ESE, with an outshot, measuring c.4m by 1m. The walls appear to be of turf, above a single course of stone. There is a possible entrance in the NNW wall.

Site 1414. The remains of a turf built shieling hut, measuring c.1.5m in diameter.

Site 1435. The vague remains of a possible shieling hut, sitting on a low, turf covered mound, within a grassy area. It is sub oval in shape and measures 4m N-S x 3m E-W externally.

Site 1436. A possible clearance cairn, consisting of a mound of stones overlying the remains of an older shieling hut (Site 1435). The cairn lies towards one end of the hut and measures 2.5m x 4.4m. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 Aps <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 7766 1260 (49m by 33m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG71SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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