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Coille Bhreac

Shieling Hut (Post Medieval)

Site Name Coille Bhreac

Classification Shieling Hut (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 87577

Site Number NH05SE 1

NGR NH 083 527

NGR Description Centred NH 083 527

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH05SE 1 centred 083 527

The footings of the shieling bothy are on a grassy knoll, and consist of two compartments of drystone construction. The present ground level of the small D-shaped compartment is lower than the living area and was probably the'dairy'. They measure 5.5m by 2.5m and c2.Om internally. A neighbouring grassy knoll to the W has stones showing through the vegetation, but no obvious outline.

20m downhill is another grassy knoll with an oval outline of stones, measuring 3.5m by 2.3m.

10m uphill from the shieling to the NE, on the lower edge of a heather-covered knoll, is a semi-circular outline of large stones, c 3.5m diameter.

Further uphill to the W is a circular area of grass, edged by heather, through which stones are evident; size is c 3.5m.

Further uphill to the NW is a flattened, grassy area, with moss- covered stones visible through the turf, possibly circular.

Macdonald 1994i.


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