MHG54148 - Sheepfold - Achkeepster


A sheepfold, first evident on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHEEP FOLD (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A sheepfold recorded on the OS 2nd Edition map.

The site was visited by J Hooper in 2001 during a walkover survey in advance of a proposed wind farm development. A neat, slab-built circular stell located on a drier patch of ground just outside the head-dyke. It first appears on the OS Second edition map. The walls stand to 0.8m in height and the diameter of the stell is approximately 8m. The walls are in relatively good condition, although the crest of the wall seems to be becoming increasingly unstable. The 0.5m wide entrance is on the south-west side. The interior is filled with sedge, which also occurs as a narrow band around the outside of the enclosure. Peat cuttings surround the site. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1484 4962 (16m by 16m)
Map sheet ND14NW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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