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ABHAINN AN EASA GHIL, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated)

ABHAINN AN EASA GHIL, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated)

Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to move nearer home.

Summary:

SHIELING? (Undated)

Location:

NB 193 251

Full description:

NB12NE 16 193 251

What may be one unroofed shieling-hut is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire, Island of Lewis 1853, sheet 31), but it is not shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 14 August 1997

Acknowledgement:

Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006.

 

Title: ABHAINN AN EASA GHIL, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated)
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Shieling
SMR Record ID: MWE134814
Grid Ref Northing: 925100
Grid Ref Easting: 119300
Record Maintained By: CEBL
Subject Id: 31033