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Torran Leans

Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Site Name Torran Leans

Classification Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Bothan Gorm

Canmore ID 7406

Site Number ND05SE 6

NGR ND 059 537

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Halkirk
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND05SE 6 059 537.

Centred ND 0590 5367. On the S side of the new road from Dorrery Lodge to Cnoc-glas and 240m E of the bridge over the Torran Water are the remains of four shielings. They consist, in the main, of mutilated earth-and-stone mounds with the outlines of rectangular structures varying from 4 by 3m to 9 by 4m on top.

Visited by OS (W D J) 6 April 1961.

(ND 059 537) Old Shielings (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1964)

No change to the previous field report.

Revised at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 10 July 1981.

Four unroofed shieling-huts are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,560 map (1963). Only one of these is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Caithness 1876, sheet xvii).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 29 November 1995

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