MHG58128 - Shieling huts, Ard (Achatatoil)


Shieling huts (2), Ard (Achatatoil)

Type and Period (1)

  • 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 1431. The remains of a sub-rectangular shieling hut, defined by low, mossy tussocks and occasional stones. It measures c.4m x 1.5m, over walls 0.2m high and 0.6m thick. It is very clear on the upslope side, but there is no obvious entrance. The hut is located in a level area amongst heather and bracken covered slopes.

Site 1432. The remains of a shieling hut defined by tussocky grass and occasional stone, which lies 2m N of Site 1431. It is sub-rectangular in shape and measures 4m x 1.5m, though slightly more where the walls are spread. The walls are 0.9m wide and stand to 0.2 m high. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 Aps <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 7791 1297 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG71SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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