MHG58282 - Enclosure - Wester Fearn


An earthwork enclosure at Wester Fearn.

Type and Period (3)

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • FANK? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • HUT CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An earthwork enclosure at Wester Fearn.

In 2014 ARCH provided a number of courses, field trips and other activities exploring and researching the remains of the 19th century engineer, road and church builder Thomas Telford. A project was undertaken in Kyle of Sutherland, during which many sites, not all related to Telford, were visited and photographed by participants. Gregor Laing discovered the foundations of a large round enclosure, with an entrance facing east, when clearing vegetation near the sheep fank (see MHG39064). It can be seen on aerial photos. <1>

GIS spatial data based on location as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <2>

At c.19m across it may be an earlier sheep fank, although it could be a large prehistoric hut circle. [IS-L 20/07/2018]

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 6253 8766 (24m by 24m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH68NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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