MHG54201 - Twinning pen, Scalpay


The ruinous remains of a stone-built twinning pen, recorded during walkover survey on Scalpay.

Type and Period (2)

  • TWINNING PEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

At base of steep south-west facing slope at 22 metres OD and 50 metres northeast of the vehicle access track, are the ruinous remains of a stone-built twinning pen. Measuring 1.0 metre diameter over walls 0.4 metre thick, the pen retains two courses of stonework and has been built abutting the west side of a remnant of large boulder boundary. The pen is situated around 70 metres south of a small stream, which descends from a steep, rocky gully. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 5939 2880 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG52NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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