MHG57633 - Sheepdip and sheepfold/associated enclosures, Carnoch West


Sheepdip and sheepfold/associated enclosures at Carnoch West

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Carnoch West

Enclosures, building (MSG50743), sheepdip/sheepfold (834 - 836, 838 and 839) - centred on NH 2480 5110 (Nmrs No - NH25SW0011) These features, recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project, are on a steepish south facing slope, to the north of the present road and south of the old road, 824. The site comprises several enclosures a sheepdip and associated enclosures and a building. The area is generally grassy but there is extensive bracken.

836 Sheepdip and sheepfold/associated enclosures - NH 24825 51133 Comprises essentially two parallel walls, 1m in height, that are on the line of the wall surrounding enclosure, 838, with the trench and draining area of the dip to the north, see plan. The dip is c. 0.3m deep although silted up and said to be lined with wood (local knowledge) It is in a depression and has a substantial earth and stone bank to its east (possibly the upcast material) There are also two enclosures roughly 11m2 which probably had timber fences around them, one to the NW and the other to the SE. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2481 5114 (28m by 17m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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