MHG61180 - Shieling hut - Gleann Goibhre, Kilmorack

Summary

Shieling hut at Gleann Goibhre, Kilmorack

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Gleann Goibhre northeast shieling site was surveyed by NOSAS members in 2002. It is situated on a south facing slope on the north side of the Allt Goibhre. The site is surrounded by steep heathery terrain but is centred on a sheltered scooped area; in the upper part there is a large enclosure and lower down a fertile, grassy area. The site comprises 4 shieling huts, 2 possible stores and 2 enclosures.

Shieling 2. The substantial remains of a rectangular structure are on an E-W axis and measure roughly 4m x 2.5m internally. The structure is recessed into slope north edge and there is a small entrance in the SE corner. The walls are 1m thickness and rise to 0.3m generally 0.8m in NE corner and at the W end. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 4210 4844 (6m by 6m)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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