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Gearraidh na h-Airde Moire,shielings,Loch Resort

A Scheduled Monument in Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.0383 / 58°2'18"N

Longitude: -7.042 / 7°2'31"W

OS Eastings: 102549

OS Northings: 916586

OS Grid: NB025165

Mapcode National: GBR 970G.TJN

Mapcode Global: WGW1B.S7V2

Entry Name: Gearraidh na h-Airde Moire,shielings,Loch Resort

Scheduled Date: 11 May 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5690

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: shieling

Location: Uig

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a group of shieling huts used as a base for seasonal pasturing of livestock.

No precise date can be ascribed to these "beehive" structures because they have been used and rebuilt until comparatively recently. The building type may pre-date the Norse presence in the Hebrides.

There are three separate groups of huts. Each group is composed of a contiguous cluster of cells, the numbers varying from two to four. The buildings sit on a small hill overlooking a bay on Loch Resort. The circular, corbelled structures have lost their turf skins but a considerable amount of stone work remains intact.

The area to be scheduled is circular, 70m in diameter, to include the shielings and an area between and around in which further associated remains may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as it preserves evidence of a vanished way of life based on seasonal transhumance. This site is well documented. The structures preserved are complex examples of their type, and as such they are rare survivals. In addition the site may provide further evidence through excavation which may contribute to our knowledge of seasonal and permanent occupation, stock husbandry and material culture in this area of Scotland during the post-medieval period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NB 01 NW 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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