MHG59742 - Probable shieling, Àrdgaserie , Rhu


A probable shieling at Àrdgaserie, Rhu

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Àrdgaserie. This area is marked on the Roy Map of 1747 as Ardgashrig and on Thompson’s Atlas of 1832 as Ardgassick, but does not appear on any Ordnance Survey map. The land around Loch Doire Ghloghain is now very wet and boggy, hence the features noted are ranged on the hillsides to the east and west of the wide glen. It was surveyed in 2013 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al.

Site 21. Good size, up to 5 mtrs diameter, probable shieling, a circular structure with walls to half a metre high, entrance to SW and built with medium size stones with little or no tumble. Sheltered to east and north by a near by hillside but open to south and west overlooking a wide strath. Long ridges on far side to 80 metres above sea level giving some protection from westerly winds. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NM 6393 8387 (6m by 6m)
Map sheet NM68SW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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