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Allt Coir A'bhuic

Shieling Mound (Post Medieval)

Site Name Allt Coir A'bhuic

Classification Shieling Mound (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 301909

Site Number NH15SE 6

NGR NH 1800 5113

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Contin
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty


Field Visit (11 May 2008 - 11 May 2008)

Shieling mounds (Nosas Site Survey Nos.667 - 674) centred on NH 1800 5113. The remains of perhaps 8 shieling huts which appear as bright green mossy mounds in an area of bog with heather cover.

The site lies on relatively level ground at the base of a steep NE facing slope at an altitude of approximately 320m close to a small tributary of the Allt Coir a‘ Bhuic, which is some 500m to the NE.

All but one of the stances, which is circular are sub-rectangular with an interior space defined by a central hollow with average dimensions of 3.5m x 2m. although there is variation in the extent of the spread of the surrounding turf mounds. There is some evidence for stone construction within

a number of these mainly turf structures.

Individual structures are located atNH 17970 51102, NH 17978 51110, NH 18000 51126, NH 18000 51131, NH 18024 51149, NH 18029 51139, NH 18057 51139, NH 18209 51201 respectively.

Information from North of Scotland Archaeology Society


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