MHG60439 - Township - Camas-Beithe, Aird Peninsula, Shieldaig


Camas-Beithe township on Aird Peninsula, Shieldaig

Type and Period (4)

  • TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • LANDING POINT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • DYKE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The area known as the Aird Peninsula, Shieldaig was surveyed by Anne MacInnes and Terry Doe in 2013. The Aird area has been well populated and worked probably in pre clearance times around the 18th century or even before. The building type is typical of this time. The evidence of ports in every area of settlement shows use of the sea for both access and fishing.

Camas-Beithe township

This township has 6 buildings situated on a terrace above the shoreline. It is heavily overgrown with bracken so there may be more buildings submerged in the growth. There is evidence of enclosure walls. Built in to the slope above the buildings is a small corn drying kiln with flue visible (see MHG28606). Only one building had a visible fireplace. There was port visible on the shingle beach. The buildings are shown as roofed on the 1st OS maps. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 8147 5519 (71m by 154m) (9 map features)
Map sheet NG85NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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