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BEEHIVE SHIELINGS, IN MORSGAIL FORESTLB18654

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
31/03/1993
Local Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Planning Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Parish
Uig
NGR
NB 13155 19996
Coordinates
113155, 919996

Description

Group of corbelled "bee-hive" type sheilings, built in remote moorland close to a stream, above Abhainn a Loin. Only one cell had roof intact at time of inspection (1989). Building date not know, but likely to pre-date population clearances of 19th century; they represent an ancient building technique, using the only materials available to hand to construct effective weatherproof shelters.

Principally, a group of 3 adjoining cells, the outer 2 now with roofs fallen/knocked in; inner cell surviving - it has 2 flat-lintelled low entrances, one (the lower) west-facing, the other opening in to the intercommunicating southmost cell. Built of undressed rubble, neatly-built when seen from inside, part covered with soil/torves, possibly thickly-turved when in use.

Statement of Special Interest

Intended only for seasonal use, when beasts were taken to upland grazing.

Footings of other buildings are nearby, to west; bridge to south west with drystone abutments and timber planks probably built for sporting purposes, rather than in association with the shielings, though a pre-existing access way might have led to its being located here.

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