MHG54146 - Sheepfold, Achkeepster
A sheepfold, shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map.
Type and Period (1)
- SHEEP FOLD (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
A sheepfold shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. <1>
The site was visited by J Hooper in 2001 during a walkover survey in advance of a proposed wind farm development. It was apparent as a circular patch of sedge high up on the grassy west-facing slopes above the Thurso river. The better quality of the ground around the stell is indicated by the more closely-cropped grass. It is perhaps possible that this area originally formed the Tormsdale shieling ground. Some stonework visible. <2>
- <1> SHG23892 Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1876-77. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Caithness (surveyed 1870-73). Digital.
- <2> SHG21392 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Hooper, J.. 02/2001. Achkeepster, Caithness, Location of Proposed Windfarm: An Archaeological Assessment. Janet Hooper. 27/03/2001. Paper and Digital. Site 007.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1511 5008 (16m by 16m)|
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