MHG59470 - Enclosure/Pen - Gleann Goibhre, Kilmorack


Enclosure/Pen at Gleann Goibhre, Kilmorack

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Gleann Goibhre shieling site was surveyed by NOSAS members in 2002 and 2016. The site lies to the south of the Allt Goibhre, on a north facing terrace at a height of 300m. A pipeline with parallel track traverse the south part of the site and its construction may well have destroyed some features of the site. The site comprises the remains of 34 structures and a possible enclosing bank.

Enclosure/Pen 7. Rectangular structure on an E-W axis, measuring internally 4m x 3m. Constructed to the north of and using a large in-situ boulder 3m x 1.5m in height (at the south end of its southeast wall). Other walls are roughly constructed of boulders and are generally 0.3m in height and with a width of 1-1.5m (with tumble). <1> <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 4024 4796 (6m by 3m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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