Front cover for Introductions to Heritage Assets: Shielings

Introductions to Heritage Assets

An introduction to shielings (huts that served as temporary, summer, accommodation for people involved in transhumance, that is the removal of stock from permanent dwellings to exploit areas of summer pasture some distance away from the main settlement).

Descriptions of the asset type and its development as well as its associations and a brief chronology are included.


  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Description
  • Chronology
  • Development of the asset type
  • Associations
  • Further reading
  • Where to get advice


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