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Abhainn Nan Leac

Shieling (Post Medieval)

Site Name Abhainn Nan Leac

Classification Shieling (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 289025

Site Number NG51NW 66

NGR NG 5265 1943

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG51NW 66 5265 1943

NG 5265 1943 A stone built 3 cell shieling now much overgrown and difficult to see. Comprising:

An oval cell which measures 3.0m by 2.0m with a small circular cell, accessed by a small creep, off its north side. A door opening into the larger cell lies on the east side. Abutting the larger cell, on its north-east side is an oval cell which measures 2.6m by 2.1m. This cell has its own entrance, 0.5m wide, on its south-east side. All the walls are 1.0m + wide.

25.0m to the east is a very degraded oval stone cell which measures 4.0m by 3.0m overall.

Both are now overgrown and difficult to see.

NG 5216 1943 Three boulders have been added to the south side of 3 natural boulders to make a small pen 2.0m in diameter. A possible entrance faces to the south-west.

Martin Wildgoose, George Kozikowski and Steven Birch, 1997.


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