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Am Mam

Shieling (Post Medieval)

Site Name Am Mam

Classification Shieling (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 289029

Site Number NG51NW 69

NGR NG 5294 1841

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NG51NW 69 5294 1841

NG 5294 1841 A dispersed group of 5 stone built shielings.

At the centre of the depression is an oval cell on the summit of a very green mound. The cell measures 4.0m by 3.0m over tumbled walls. There is no visible entrance.

16.0m to the east, against a rocky outcrop, are the very disturbed remains of 3 single cells, each 2.0m diameter.

30.0m to the north of the central cell is a 2.0m diameter stone cell which has walls 0.6m thick and no visible entrance.

Martin Wildgoose, George Kozikowski and Steven Birch, 1997.

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