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Skye, Lon Na H-atha

Shieling (Post Medieval)

Site Name Skye, Lon Na H-atha

Classification Shieling (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 288935

Site Number NG44SE 124

NGR NG 4667 4352

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Portree
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG44SE 124 4667 4352

NG 4667 4352 On the south-east bank of the Lon na h-Atha and 40 metres up stream from a spectacular waterfall are the well preserved ruins of two shielings.

The shieling closest to the river consists of a 4.00 metre diameter stone cell with a smaller 2.50 metre diameter stone cell attached to its west side. There are no visible entrance into either cell.

About 10.00 metres to the south-east of the above is a less well preserved single cell structure which measures 5.00 metres in diameter over very tumbled stone and turf walls. A possible entrance lies on the north-east (downhill) side of the shieling. A path leads from this site, to the only possible crossing of the river.

Martin Wildgoose, December 1998.


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