MHG28042 - Possible Sheepfold - Cnoc Achadh na h-Uaighe


A possible sheepfold at Cnoc Achadh na h-Uaighe.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHEEP FOLD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

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A possible sheepfold at Cnoc Achadh na h-Uaighe.

On the W flank of Cnoc Achadh na h-Vaighe is a settlement of three hut circles (A-C) one (A) with a souterrain, and an accompanying well-preserved field system. There is another vague structure at NC 7160 0746 apparently comprising an oblong enclosure, 10.0 by 5.0m with two small enclosures adjoining. The purpose of this structure and that at NC 7160 0755 remains uncertain, but the depth of peat enveloping them suggests considerable antiquity, and they may be broadly contemporary with the hut circles and field system.
Revised at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (J M) 6 April 1981.

The stone footings of what may have been a predominantly turf or wooden fold are situated beside a boggy sump. The footings comprise little more than a rickle of boulders, arranged in a reverse L-shape, possibly divided into three compartments.
Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 9 March 1995

GIS spatial data amended in 2019 according to GIS data supplied by RCAHMS for the Rogart Survey project. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 7160 0746 (22m by 22m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC70NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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