MHG62627 - Building/possible shieling or byre - Allt Airigh Nan Coimh'Each


Possible ruined shieling or byre at Allt Airigh Nan Coimh'Each

Type and Period (2)

  • BYRE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • SHIELING HUT? (Medieval - 1058 AD? to 1559 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A programme of survey and recording was carried out July – August 2012 by Meryl Marshall. This site has previously been recorded and described as a shieling site of up to 11 structures. A total of 17 structures were identified on this occasion.

A desk-based assessment and walkover survey were carried out by C Dagg in 2021 for an area of proposed woodland creation north of Loch Droma and the A835, part of Braemore estate in the parish of Gairloch, Ross-shire. This evaluation revisits archaeological features noted during previous work and places them in a more detailed context and offers recommendations for their protection within the planting scheme according to present guidelines on forests and archaeology. <1>

A project to survey and record archaeological features at Allt Airigh nan Coimh’each, Loch Droma was carried out by Meryl Marshall of NOSAS in July 2022.

13; Possible shieling or byre - on the west side of burn there is the very wasted stone remains of a
small rectangular structure overgrown with moss and reeds. It is on a N-S alignment and
measures 4m x 3m overall (2m x 1m internally). The walls have a spread of 1m and are 0.4m height externally but 0.2m internally. There is an opening/?entrance in the E wall. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 2569 7619 (9m by 7m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH27NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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