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Allt A Choire

Mound (Period Unassigned), Shieling (Post Medieval)

Site Name Allt A Choire

Classification Mound (Period Unassigned), Shieling (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 289047

Site Number NG61NE 97

NGR NG 6526 1971

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

NG61NE 97 6526 1971

NG 6526 1971 A turf covered stone mound, measuring 10.00m north to south by 8.60m east to west and standing 1.20m high, with what appears to be a retaining kerb around its base.

Abutting the southern side of the mound is a ruinous stone cell which measures 2.70m in diameter. The cell is filled with rubble stone.

Abutting the western side of the mound is a second stone cell which measures 2.30m in diameter over walls 0.70m thick. The interior of the cell is again filled with rubble.

44.00m to the south-west, on the lower slope of An Carnach, is a degraded, rectangular, stone foundation, which measures 5.20m by 4.60m over walls 0.70m thick. The foundation is aligned N-S, along the slope.

A terraced track enters the amphitheatre from the south, crosses close to the shielings and exits in an easterly direction as a hollow way.

Martin Wildgoose, George Kozikowski and Steven Birch, 1997.


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