MHG59483 - Shieling hut/structure - Gleann Goibhre, Kilmorack


Shieling hut on earlier structure at Gleann Goibhre, Kilmorack

Type and Period (3)

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

Shieling hut/pen 17a/b. Substantial ruined walls of a square structure measuring internally 2m x 2m lying on top of an enhanced knoll. The walls are roughly constructed of stone and rise to 0.5-0.6m in height, 1m in width and have squared corners with is an entrance in the SE corner. This structure is possibly lying on top of an earlier rectangular structure, evidenced by a platform lying adjacent to the NE. It is 3m x 2.5m and outlined by a substantial stone kerb making the earlier building roughly 5m x 2m. <1> <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4030 4794 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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