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?)
- None recorded
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>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wombell, J and Hooper, J. 03/2009. A Report on the 2009 Archaeological Survey of Outer Loch Hourn, Inverness-shire. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.68,69 Sites 1411,1414,1435,1436.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 1999-2001. Get Mapping colour vertical aerial photography 1999-2001 (The Millennium Map). XY
|Grid reference||Centred NG 7766 1260 (49m by 33m)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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