MHG32402 - Sheep Pen, Strath Brora


A cruciform shaped sheep shelter at Strath Brora, dating to the 20th century.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHEEP FOLD (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Large ruined structure - possible sheep fold - visible from the road. Evidence of many crofts and buildings in surrounding area - EM 07/2004

This structure, an unusually shaped sheep shelter is first shown on the Ordnance Survey 2nd edition map, and its position on the HER map was updated to reflect this. <1>

This sheep shelter was noted during walkover survey. An unusually shaped sheep shelter takes the form of a seriffed cross. It was not visited due to the presence of a frisky herd of cows and calves, but is clearly visible from the Brora-Rogart public road, as well as Google Earth and first appears on the OS map of 1905. The arms of the cross are approximately 30m x 20m and the serifs are approximately 3m long and it stands approximately 1m high. The long arm of the cross trends approximately 100 degrees and the shorter arm is N-S. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NC 7690 0962 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC70NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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