MHG40161 - Ledbeg River

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

  • SHEEP FOLD (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Unnamed circular yard shown.
OS 6-inch map, 1966.

Remains of a shepfold 12m in diameter within a wall 1.5m thick. Some 20m NE are the grassed-over footings of a building measuring 13m by 5m; abandoned in the 18th/19th century.
Visited by OS (JM) 14 August 1980.

Visited by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in December 2009. Lying on a gently sloping area looking north over River Ledbeg, and 20m SW of building MHG11295 is an earth and turf covered circular stone sheepfold. It is 12m in diameter, 0.2m high with 1m thick walls. There is rubble spread both inside and surrounding the enclosure and the south side is extremely overgrown with heather and long grass. There is no obvious entrance. <1>


<1> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 130, p.128 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2547 1397 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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