MHG53411 - Circular sheepfold, Wathegar


A circular sheepfold shown on the 2nd edition and subsequent Ordnance Survey maps.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHEEP FOLD (Built, 19th Century to 20th Century - 1872 AD to 1906 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This sheepfold is described in the Cultural Heritage chapter of an Environmental Statement for a proposed wind farm. It measures approximately 12m in diameter and stands in places to 0.6m high, although the walls are generally very spread. The lintel from the collapsed entrance is visible on the east side of the fold. The sheepfold is preserved within a commercial forestry plantation. It lies at the junction of two rides and is overgrown by vegetation. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 2769 5042 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND25SE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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