MHG2300 - Shielings, Airigh Mhor


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Type and Period (2)

  • SHEEP FOLD (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Airidh Mhor. A small portion of land at the junction of the Red Burn and the Allt nan Sgeireig, where at one time a number of small shielings stood.
Name Book 1871.

A square, stone sheep fank.
Visited by OS (AA) 14 April 1972.

This square sheepfold, aligned E of N, had external measurements as follows: W wall 9.4m long and 1.5m high; N wall 9.3m long; E wall 9.1m and 1.2m high; and S wall 9.3m long. The wall was 0.55m thick at the base and 0.45m thick at the top. The entrance was in the S wall, with the lintel in situ, and measured 0.75m wide and 0.65m high.
NMRS MS/645, p.4.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2201 4416 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND24SW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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