MHG7551 - Shieling hut- Allt Airigh Nan Coimh'Each


Ruined shieling - Allt Airigh Nan Coimh'Each

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Situated to the E of Allt Airigh nan Coimh'each some 350m NNE of Lochdrum house are the stone footings of a shieling aligned E to W measuring 6m by 3m with a small compartment on the E side measuring 2m by 2m. Some 30m S is a small area of unenclosed cultivated ground.
Information from C Jack and A K Kilpatrick 1992.

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.

Shieling; this structure is an elongated grassy mound with the remains of stone foundations around it. It is on an E-W orientation and measures 9m x 7m overall. The dished central area is 0.3m deep and 3m x 1.5m and there is a possible outshot at east end where there is stone tumble. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2018 aerial photographs. <3>

Sources/Archives (4)



Grid reference Centred NH 2549 7593 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH27NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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