MHG57257 - Enclosure and sheepfold - Loch Achilty


Enclosure and sheepfold

Type and Period (2)

  • SHEEP FOLD (Undated)
  • ENCLOSURE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This stone walled enclosure, (NH 42554 56021), recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project, is located in commercial woodland 200m SW of the west end of Loch Achilty. The overgrown wasted remains of the stone walls lie on the S side of a low knoll. The main enclosure is roughly 15m by 18m - an elongated D shape - right-angle corners at the west end but rounded in shape at the east end. Walls very variable, and as far as it was possible to determine in the deep heather, were generally 0.4 to 0.5m in height and 1.5m spread. No entrance could be identified. There appears to be a possible pen abutting, roughly 6m x 2.5m at the NE corner, the walls of this are 0.5 to 0.7m in height and have a spread of 1.5m. To the north there is a further pen/compartment running the length of the enclosure and recessed into the knoll. It is sub-rectangular, 5m in width at the east end and 2.5m at the west end. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4255 5602 (25m by 25m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH45NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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