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?)
- None recorded
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>
- <1> SHG24749 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 Sites 1430,1431.
- <2> SHG27491 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 7791 1297 (14m by 14m)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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