MHG49291 - Rowens


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  • FARMSTEAD (Undated)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (21/12/2006 15:00:17)
ND24NW 30 23279 47937.

Rowens Farm now lies deserted on reclaimed moorland, its row of ten regular rectangular fields contrasting with its buildings which are disposed around an irregular courtyard with a barn detached to the NW. The buildings include a long range on the NW with cottage and flagstone-stalled byres, a cart shed with lean-to on the NE, a byre with lean-to piggery on the SE, and a stable with turnip store on the NW. A platform against the E side of the barn supported a diesel engine and powered the threshing machine, replacing the horse-engine shown here on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Caithness 1877, sheet xxiii). The buildings are all of single-storey height and of roughly coursed flagstone, with slate, flagstone or corrugated asbestos roofs. The site was visited in 2000.
Information from RCAHMS (ARG) 18 July 2006

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Grid reference Centred ND 2327 4793 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND24NW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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