MHG56462 - Sheepfold - near Hollandmey, Caithness

Summary

A sheepfold shown on the 1st Edition OS map south of Hollandmey 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 south of Hollandmey 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 0.6m wide and 0.49m high. The internal diameter was 11.55m. The entrance was on the southeast side was 0.93m wide and was blocked with slabs of stone. It lay in mixed rough grassland and heather. <1>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 2945 6966 (18m by 19m)
Map sheet ND26NE
Civil Parish CANISBAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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