MHG59364 - Shielings - Allt Ruighe nan Freumh


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

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A group of 4 or 5 ill-defined features were recorded during an NTS pre-afforestation survey of Kintail and West Affric in 1997.They were found within an area c. 150m NW/SE by c. 100m NE/SW beside the Allt Ruighe nam Freumh. They were sited generally on platforms and were aligned SW/NE, except for the most southerly which was aligned NNW/SSE.
The S-most was sited next to the burn on a slope and measured c. 5m by c. 3m with collapsed stone walls up to 0.5m high and c. 0.6m wide. It had a chamber c. 2m in diameter adjoining it. The best preserved was c. 4m by c. 2m with collapsed stone walls c. 0.5m wide and c. 0.3m high. Two circular stone settings c. 3m in diameter across walls c. 0.5m wide and c. 0.2m high were also found.
These were interpreted as part of a shieling dating to before the introduction of sheep farming and the building of Glenlichd House. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 0120 1680 (200m by 200m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH01NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENSHIEL

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