MHG58371 - Shieling - Beinn an Duibh Leathaid


A shieling hut or very small circular building from Scotland's Rural Past Camuscross project.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A shieling hut or very small circular building is situated on the N slope of Beinn an Duibh Leithaid (hill of the black slope), above the birch tree-line. The building has low turf walls, and the internal diameter is less than 2m. The doorway faces approximately towards the NE. The walls appear to be turf – no stone is visible and none could be felt by poking with a thin metal spike.
Information from SRP Camuscross, August 2011 <1>

The structure does not appear on the 1st or 2nd edition OS maps.

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Grid reference Centred NG 6857 1135 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG61SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

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