MHG59573 - Building - Gleann Gaorsaic


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Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A round ended building was recorded during an NTS pre-afforestation survey of Kintail and West Affric in 1997. It was aligned N-S and measured c.5m by c.3m with turf-covered drystone walls c.0.7m wide and up to 1m high. These building survived largely intact, apart from its roof. The collapsed material within the building suggested the roof has fallen in and there was no sign of collapse externally. In the S gable was a window c.0.5m high by c.0.3m wide. This was one of the best preserved structures in the area and was presumed to be a bothy or byre, of unknown purpose and possibly built after sheep were cleared from the area. <1>

This building is depicted as roofless on the 1st and 2nd edition OS maps. <2> <3>

GIS spatial data created 2019 based on OS Master Map. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NH 0271 2409 (7m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH02SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENSHIEL

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