MHG59539 - Structure - Abhainn Gaorsaic


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Type and Period (3)

  • STRUCTURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) STILL? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) HIDE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Footings for a turf walled structure were recorded during an NTS pre-afforestation survey of Kintail and West Affric in 1997. It was located above the south bank of the Abhainn Gaorsaic c.100m W of the junction with the Allt Coire-lochain. It was largely obscured but was aligned E-W and measured c.4m by c.2m over walls c.0.4m wide and c.0.2m high. The structure was in a secluded location which would not have been suitable for a shieling, but this position might have been good for a deer hide. Alternatively the structure could have been used as a still. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 0250 2549 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH02NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENSHIEL

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