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Allt A' Choire Mhoir

Bothy (19th Century), Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Site Name Allt A' Choire Mhoir

Classification Bothy (19th Century), Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 259163

Site Number NH43SW 33

NGR NH 4041 3313

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kiltarlity And Convinth
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire


Field Visit (23 October 1997)

NH43SW 33 4041 3313

There are at least three shieling-huts and a bothy on the bracken-covered banks of the Allt a' Choire Mhoir. The huts are aligned from NNE to SSW and range in size from 4.8m to 5.7m in overall length by from 3.1m to 4.2m in breadth. Two of the huts are reduced to little more than a dimple in a turf-covered mound (URQ97 484, 486), but one, standing on a slight rise to the W of the burn (URQ97 485), has turf footings 0.8m in thickness and 0.2m in height. A possible fourth hut lies a short distance NNE of the group. The bothy is set into the slope on the NW and measures 7.2m from NW to SE by 2.4m transversely within drystone walls 0.9m in thickness and 0.5m in height. The entrance is on the SW and there is a recess, measuring 1.7m in width and 1.6m in depth, towards the SE end of the NE wall (URQ97 487, NH 4037 3317).

(URQ97 484-7)

Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) 23 October 1997


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