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Doire Beathaig

Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Site Name Doire Beathaig

Classification Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 69817

Site Number NC12NW 4

NGR NC 14886 25762

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Assynt
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC12NW 4 148 257

Four shieling footings, one rectangular, 6.5m by 4m, the others circular, 2.5m across on average, in bracken-clad pasture marked by occasional rickles of cleared stones.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (JM), 15 July 1980.


Field Visit (8 December 2009)

Small circular sheilings occupy a terrace on SE facing slope overlooking a small burn. Unenclosed grazings are also visible around this area.

Structure A (NC 14840 25794) is sub-circular in plan, and measures 6m by 4m and 0.8-1.2m high. The structure seems to have been remodelled to form a single smaller shelter aligned N/S. The construction is of dry stone rubble, and the walls are 0.75m wide.

Structure B (NC 14886 25762) is 2.2m in diameter and is of crude dry stone construction. The walls are 0.6m wide and 0.4m high. Sheep enclosures are associated, consisting of a series of five drystone compartments.

(HLP_no 76)

Assynt's Hidden Lives Project 2009


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