MHG53056 - Loch Borralie West


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Type and Period (1)

  • SHELTER (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Circular drystone sheep shelter made from subangularblocks of basal quartzite. Diameter 12 - 13 m (the walls are quite bowed so diameter varies). Walls survive to original height (1.8 m) in the SW, SE and E arcs. Other parts reduced to 0.5 m (4-5 courses). There are opposing entrances at the N (for humans) and S (low lintelled sheep entrance). Walls comprise an inner and outer skin of subangularblocks with a rubble core.
On N slope of small valley overlooking Loch Borralie to E and Kyle of Durness to W and S. Nettles and ferns within the enclosure.
19th century sheep shelter
Recommendations: None. <1><2>

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Grid reference NC 3777 6702 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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