MHG60440 - House, byre and enclosure - Upper Camas-Beithe, Aird Peninsula, Shieldaig


Ruined house, byre and enclosure at Upper Camas-Beithe on Aird Peninsula, Shieldaig

Type and Period (4)

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

Upper Camas-Beithe.

This is a house and byre within an enclosure built on the flat area above Camas-Beithe. From this building there is evidence of a stone dyke running across the peninsula down to the sea. It becomes quite substantial approaching the E side of the peninsula. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Ordnance Survey Mastermap <4>

Note; Dyke not visible on aerial photographs. (T. Blackie 27/5/19)

Sources/Archives (4)



Grid reference Centred NG 8155 5523 (48m by 55m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NG85NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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