MHG7845 - Township, Airidhean Ura


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  • SHIELING (Undated)

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"...a small pice of pasture where formerly stood some few buildings...'New Shealing'".
Name Book 1881

(NH 195887) Airidhean Ura (NAT).
OS 6"map, Ross and Cromarty, 2nd ed., (1902)

At confluence of 2 streams are remains of 3 buildings, measuring from 8.2m x 2.5m, max. height 1-9m; 5.4m x 2m max. height 1.0m; and 4.6m x 2m max, height 0.6m. There are also 3 small structures, purpose unknown, measuring from 1.5m x 1.5m, and extant to a height of 0.5m, to the largest one which is 1.8m x 1.8m, extant to a height of 0.7m, but these may be modern or at least post-date the larger buildings. The amorphous remains of another building could be discerned. Visited by OS (R B) 11 October 1964

Five unroofed shieling-huts are depicted on 1st edition of OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1881, sheet xxii). Five unroofed shieling-huts are shown on current edition of OS 1:10560 map (1969) but not at same location as those on 1st edition.
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 15 February 1996

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Grid reference Centred NH 1968 8872 (179m by 199m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH18NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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