MHG58385 - Shielings - Loch Barabhaig


Two single celled structures, possibly shielings, were identified during a pre- afforestation survey.

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

At the foot of the south-east facing flank of the outcrop (MHG58383) are the remains of 2 small stone-built cells, possibly shieling huts, discovered during a pre- afforestation survey by Martin Wildgoose in 2002. The more northerly of the two was 4m in overall diameter with walls of stone slabs set on edge. A possible smaller cell was attached to its north-east side. There was no obvious entrance. The second cell lay 30m to the south-west in boulder scree and measured just 2m in diameter. Again there was no obvious entrance. <1>

The structures do not appear on the 1st or 2nd edition OS maps.

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Grid reference Centred NG 6812 0995 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG60NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

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