MHG59751 - Structure, Doire na Drise, Rhu

Summary

Ruined structure with walling at Doire na Drise, Rhu

Type and Period (2)

  • STRUCTURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Twelve unroofed buildings which are labelled as Old Shielings are depicted on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973). Twelve unroofed buildings are shown, though not at the same locations, on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet cxxxiv).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 19 August 1996

Doire na Drise is a large, once permanent settlement and was surveyed in 2013 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al. As with Tòrr a Bheithe, it is marked on the modern Ordnance Survey map 1:25000 as old shielings. Nine ruins which are probably dwellings were recorded, most having extant walling between 0.75ms and 1.5m high. Seven of the buildings along with a couple of smaller ruins are possibly byres or storage buildings and are clustered together giving the settlement the air of being a township.

Site 10. A natural outcrop above surrounding boggy heath covered land - c.2mtrs high and with a fairly level area of at least 4 x 4 mtrs on the northern end extending a further 8 mtrs to the south before the natural stone starts to slope more. Evidence of walling on the northern and southern ends of the outcrop. Use inconclusive. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NM 6266 8335 (9m by 18m)
Map sheet NM68SW
Civil Parish ARISAIG AND MOIDART
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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