MHG18600 - Farmstead and sheepfold - West Shebster


A farmstead and sheepfold at West Shebster.

Type and Period (2)

  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • FANK (18th Century to 19th Century - 1800 AD? to 1875 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A farmstead and sheepfold at West Shebster.

A farmstead comprising four unroofed buildings, one of which is a long building, and a sheepfold is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Caithness 1877, sheet x). A sheepfold is shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 map (1987).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 28 September 1995.

The sheepfold was identified in LiDAR data gathered by AOC Archaeology in 2011 as part of the mitigation for the visual impact on the archaeological landscape associated with the proposed Baillie Hill windfarm, Caithness. Modern circular sheep fank, with associated small enclosure. <1>

Renumbered from ND06SW0103J
JHooper, 7/10/2002
ND06SW 21.12 0152 6346

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred ND 0152 6342 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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