MHG52679 - Sheepfold, north bank of North Garvan River

Summary

A well-built and well-preserved sheepfold.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHEEP FOLD (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A well-built and well-preserved sheepfold, 42m E-W by 17m, is situated on the North bank of the North Garvan River near its confluence with the South Garvan River. Rectangular in plan, with rounded corners, the sheepfold consists of three unequal compartments. The walls have a pronounced batter, tapering from a width of 0.80m at the base to 0.50m at the top. The East end has been removed. This sheepfold is near the site of an earlier settlement, Site 7, which may well have provided some of the building material. This sheepfold is of some antiquity and it is recommended that it be preserved. <1>

This feature is no longer at risk from the proposed scheme as the route of the pipeline now runs some distance to the west of this site. <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NM 97404 76821 (37m by 23m) (Centred)
Map sheet NM97NE
Civil Parish ARDGOUR
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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