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)
- None recorded
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>
- <1> SHG23362 Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1906. Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 25 inch map: Caithness. 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 027.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1487 5059 (18m by 18m)|
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