MHG59509 - Shielings - Alltan Nighean Alasdair


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Type and Period (3)

  • SHIELING HUT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STILL? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHIELING MOUND (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible stone footings for a turf walled structure were recorded during an NTS pre-afforestation survey of Kintail and West Affric in 1997. This was located some 200m S of Loch a' Bhealaich on the S side of the Alltan Nighean Alasdair. It measured c.5m by c.3m and was aligned WNW/ESE. A tiny stone walled feature, internally c.0.5m wide at the S and widening to c.1m wide at the N, with walls c.0.6m wide and c.0.2m high, was sited nearby to the W. About 7m to the E was a mound measuring c.5m by c.4m and aligned c.N/S. There were other similar mounds in the vicinity but they were too overgrown to be confirmed.
This was perhaps a small group of shielings. The feature to the west might have been used as a still site. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 0260 2048 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH02SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENSHIEL

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