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Annettshiel Sike

Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Site Name Annettshiel Sike

Classification Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 162936

Site Number NY48NE 152

NGR NY 4595 8886

NGR Description centred on NY 4595 8886

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Castleton
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Archaeology Notes

NY48NE 152 centred on 4595 8886

The footings of at least thirteen shieling huts are disposed in four loose groups on grass and bracken-grown terraces beside the Annettshiel Sike (NY 4590 8877, NY 4608 8888, NY 4588 8886, NY 4598 8892). The huts are subrectangular on plan and measure between 3.6m by 2.3m (LID96 140) and 7.4m by 2.6m (LID96 137) internally. The footings of eight of the huts (LID96 137-44) are of turf and the remaining five (LID96 145-8) are of stone. Except for one hut (LID96 144), which lies along the contour, the huts lie across the slight slope on axes from NE to SW or NNE to SSW. Where an entrance is visible (LID96 137-8, 140-1, 143-8) it lies in a side wall. An outshot measuring 1.8m by 2.3m internally extends from the side wall of one hut (LID96 146).

(LID96 137-48)

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 29 February 1996

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