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Camster

Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Site Name Camster

Classification Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 8713

Site Number ND24SE 4

NGR ND 2628 4248

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

ND24SE 4 2628 4248.

(ND 2628 4248) Cairn (NR).

OS 6" map, (1959)

The indefinite remains of several constructions, probably shielings, situated on a green knoll. They appear to have been small oblong buildings with two or three chambers. One more indefinite than the rest measures interiorly 16' by 7'.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

A grassy mound measuring 30.0m by 17.0m and 1.0m high, surmounted by vague traces of rectangular structures, and, as stated by the RCAHMS, are probably shielings.

Visited by OS (I S S) 11 April 1972.

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