MHG62679 - Shieling hut - Cul Beag/Allt na Crionaiche


Shieling hut at Allt na Crìonaiche.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING HUT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A walkover survey at Cul Beag/ Allt na Crionaiche was carried out by NOSAS members in Aug 2015. The remains of two farmsteads and associated enclosures are 3 kms west of Aultgowrie Bridge on the south facing slope above the Allt Goibhre at an altitude of 230m.

Group of Shielings; on the south facing slope there is a group of 7 shielings (one is on the east bank of the burn).

Shieling 5 – this is the only one of the group of 5 shielings which is situated on the east bank of the Allt na Crionaiche. The building is on an E-W alignment and is much more substantial than the other shielings having 2 compartments. The largest west compartment has turf and stone walls 0.4m in height and 1 m thick surrounding an internal area 4m x 2m; the corners are rounded and there is an entrance in the south wall. The outshot on the east side has rough stone footings enclosing an internal area of roughly 1.5m2. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4512 4979 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URRAY

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