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Loch Beannacharain, Achad An Eas

Shieling Hut (Post Medieval)

Site Name Loch Beannacharain, Achad An Eas

Classification Shieling Hut (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Achad An Eas, Achness

Canmore ID 301915

Site Number NH25SW 33

NGR NH 2190 5130

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

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Field Visit (3 July 2007 - 3 July 2007)

A group of 6 shieling huts and a rock shelter (Nosas Site Survey Nos.628 - 633, 614 and 615) centred on NH 2190 5130. Situated on a N facing slope above and to the SE of the main settlement of Achadh an Eas around the 200m contour.

A combination of low turf and stone wall footings of both oval and sub-rectangular plan shieling huts, maximum internal dimensions 3.5m x 2m. Located at NH 22094 51310 (built against an outcrop),NH 21998 51311 (internal sub-division), NH21968 51308, NH 21920 51266, NH 21889 51305, NH 21845 51329 and NH 21611 51248 respectively.

There is also a small rock shelter (Nosas Site Survey No.631) at NH 21944 51357 formed by edge set stones beneath an overhanging rock outcrop and measuring approximately 1.5m square internally.

Information from North of Scotland Archaeology Society

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