MHG56460 - Sheepfold - near Philips Mains, Caithness

Summary

A sheepfold shown on the 1st Edition OS map southwest of Philips Mains near Canisbay, Caithness.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHEEP FOLD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A sheepfold shown on the 1st Edition OS map southwest of Philips Mains near Canisbay, Caithness (Caithness 1877, sheet vii).

This site was visited by SUAT in 2004 during a walkover survey in advance of a proposed windfarm development. The feature survived as a circular turf and moss covered dry stone wall 0.7-0.8m wide and about 0.4-0.5m high. The internal diameter was 13.55m. It was surrounded by rough grassland. <1>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 2927 7158 (19m by 19m)
Map sheet ND27SE
Civil Parish CANISBAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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