MHG59779 - Sheepfold, Port a’ Bhàthaich , Rhu


Sheepfold at Port a’ Bhàthaich, Rhu

Type and Period (1)

  • FANK (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

This survey, undertaken on the east side of Port a’ Bhàthaich in 2013 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al, covered the land east of the fields of Rhu farm and the bay at Port a Bhàthaich.

Site 15. Large stone built sheep fank c. 32 x 42 mtrs, possibly built in the 1840s or earlier if built for cattle. A wide, over one metre, main entrance on long side facing NW. Two walled internal sections on the SE end, one c. 9 mtrs wide the far one only 3 mtrs wide. Both sections c. 29 mtrs long and with small entrances on the SW sides. Two blocked up ‘sheep creeps’ were noted; one leading from the narrow section on the SE side, another in the SW wall opposite the internal sections with a further normal entrance also opposite the internal sections. Remains of hinges and wood from gates or doors were noted. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

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Grid reference Centred NM 6255 8471 (40m by 43m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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