MHG59575 - Structure - Gleann Gaorsaic


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Type and Period (4)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A rectangular structure was recorded during an NTS pre-afforestation survey of Kintail and West Affric in 1997. It was located on the S side of an unnamed burn, built against 2 large boulders and measured c.1m wide with walls c.0.6m wide and c.0.4m high. An irregular stone dyke c.0.6m wide and c.0.2m high formed an enclosure c.11m long by c.1-3m wide around it. Though it was in a grassy flush potentially suitable for a shieling, no other buildings or structures were noted. It was possible that other building had been overgrown or washed away, but it was also possible that this was a single structure and the remains of a still. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 0320 2350 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH02SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENSHIEL

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