MHG28260 - Circular enclosure, Reidchalmai


A circular enclosure probably dating to the Early Modern period.

Type and Period (3)

  • (Former Type) SHEEP FOLD (Undated)
  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STOCK ENCLOSURE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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User: Admin, Date: Fri 10 Mar 2000
NC70SW 109 7257 0367

A circular sheepfold, which is situated on the edge of boggy ground about 250m NW of Reidchalmai, measures 17.6m in diameter within an earthen bank 0.9m thick and 0.25m high. It has been cut by the ditch of a field-bank on the E.
(ROG95 829)
Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) 22 June 1995

This site was visited as a part of a walkover survey in August 2009. It is not a sheepfold and rather than being cut by a ditch it abuts onto it. The banks are too low to ascertain whether this was intended to enclose or exclude livestock, but access to a section of the watercourse may suggest a small animal enclosure. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 7257 0367 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC70SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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