MHG7602 - Shieling - Alltan Labhar


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Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Shieling bothy on a large bracken covered platform beside the "Brawling Brook" (the March Burn between Gairloch and Torridon estates). Ruinous remains and six small stone settings neatby and a section of wall.
Recorded by Mary MacDonald 1992-5 during her shieling survey of the Torridon area of Wester Ross.
GW 08/05/19

Structures were recorded in the the walkover survey and desk-based assessment undertaken by J Wordsworth and J Harden at Torridon for the National Trust for Scotland in 1996-2002. Within an area of grass and bracken amongst the heather, just on the N side of the march burn, was a structure recorded by Mary MacDonald as the rough shieling. The structure was aligned N-S and measured c5m by c3.5m over boulders poking through the shieling mound by c0.3m. The width of the shieling footings was unclear.
The N end of the structure seemed to have a wee stone structure built on top of it, c1m in diameter, and there were between three (JH) and six (MM) of similar wee structures in the immediate vicinity.
The march burn had a length of drystone dyke built along its N side in this area. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8125 5790 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG85NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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