MHG62631 - 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.

17; A rectangular structure aligned SE-NW measures 9m x 4m overall (7m x 2m internally). The stone walls are generally 0.4m high with a spread of 1m and the corners are rounded. There is a small well defined compartment 1m x 2m at the west end and a possible entrance 1m width in the NE wall <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2018 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2582 7609 (9m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH27NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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