MHG62638 - Shieling hut - Lochdrum
Ruined shieling hut at Lochdrum
Type and Period (1)
- SHIELING HUT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
NH27NE 2 252 758.
The remains of some five shieling-huts lie some 250m NW of Lochdrum, at an altitude of 300m OD. The most prominent is sub-oval, measuring c.7m by 3m.
Information from A Kilpatrick, 4 March 1990.
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.
Lochdrum, Loch Droma. The remains of two shielings, a building and a sheep stell were recorded in an area where there are several fertile grassy knolls amongst what is otherwise poor moorground to the NNW of Lochdrum farmstead.
2; Shieling - the remains of a small rectangular structure on a grassy knoll are aligned E-W. The surrounding banks have some stones and the central dished area, which appears to have been burrowed by rabbits, measures 3m x 1.5m. <2>
NGR adjusted based on 2018 aerial photographs. <3>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dagg, C.. 2021. Moine Thorranach, Braemore Estate, Lochbroom: Proposed Enclosures and New Planting: Archaeological Evaluation. Catherine Dagg. 07/03/2022. Digital.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, M.. 2022. Allt Airigh nan Coimh’each, Loch Droma, Ross-shire: Report of a project to survey and record archaeological features – July 2012. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. 03/04/2022. Digital. XY
- <3> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2018. Getmapping aerial photography 2018.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 2531 7592 (4m by 4m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (2)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/70741 (Link to HES Canmore record)
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