MHG61183 - Shieling hut/store - Gleann Goibhre, Kilmorack
Shieling hut, possible store at Gleann Goibhre, Kilmorack
Type and Period (2)
- SHIELING HUT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- STOREHOUSE? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
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.
Small Shieling/Store. This small heather covered structure is on an east facing slope to the south of the main enclosure. It measures 2.5m x 2m internally and is defined by roughly constructed stone walls 0.5-0.6m thick and 0.4m in height (west wall 0.7m). <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, M, Coombs, A and Jack, A. 2003. Archaeological Remains of two Shieling Sites in Upper Gleann Goibhre near Muir of Ord. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.9.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4211 4840 (4m by 4m)|
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