MHG52687 - Sheepfold, east of An Dubh Uisge
A mid to late 19th-century sheepfold consisting of five compartments.
Type and Period (1)
- SHEEP FOLD (Constructed, 19th Century - 1833 AD to 1875 AD)
- None recorded
A sheepfold, 29m N-S by 25m, is situated on the east side of a tributary of the An Dubh Usige river. It is divided into five compartments and consists of well-built and well-preserved walls with a pronounced batter, tapering from a width of 0.70m at the base to 0.50m at the top. There is no obvious reuse of earlier structures within its composition. A sheep dip leads from the South wall to a level platform. The sheepfold may date to the mid to late 19th century; it is depicted on the OS 1st Ed. 6" Map of 1875 and is approached by a track from the farmstead, Site 8.
It was felt that this site is not at risk from the present scheme. <1>
|Grid reference||Centred NN 01293 76401 (22m by 24m) (Centred)|
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