MHG54153 - Sheep fold, Achkeepster


A sheep fold first shown 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 sheep shelter, lying to the west of the Alit an Dobhrain, is marked on the OS Second edition map as a typical circular stell. On the ground, this stell appears to be a fairly recent structure, still standing to 1.6m high, over walls 1.5m wide, but tapering towards the top. All the coping stones are still in place, as is the lintel over the doorway in the south-west quadrant. The stell is 12m in diameter and lies amidst wet, marshy ground. To the east of it, is a boomerang shaped pile of loose stones, which may be all that remains of an earlier sheep shelter. Each of the arms measures 6m in length and is 1m wide and c. 0.4m high. <1><2>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1487 5059 (18m by 18m)
Map sheet ND15SW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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