MHG62628 - 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.

14; Possible shieling or byre - remains of a rectangular building with squared corners on a low grassy knoll. It is aligned SE-NW and measures 8m x 2.5m. The low grass covered stone footings are evident at the east and west ends but otherwise they have been robbed particularly in the SW where there is a depressed grassy area. This structure, together with its neighbour building 15 adjacent to the east, may be a byre. <2>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 22/9/22)

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 2576 7613 (9m by 9m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH27NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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