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)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1511 5008 (16m by 16m)
Map sheet ND15SE
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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