MHG61246 - Possible hut circle or sheep fold - Strath Beag


A possible hut circle or sheep fold in Strath Beag.

Type and Period (2)

  • HUT CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) SHEEP FOLD? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible hut circle or sheep fold in Strath Beag near Achkeepster.

A large circular feature c. 16.5m across is shown on vertical APs dating to 1999-2001 and 2009. It is shown and labelled as a sheepfold on the OS 1st Edition 6 inch map but not labelled on the OS 2nd edition. It is either a prehistoric hut circle or a sheep fold but it's appearance might suggest the former. It is shown but not labelled on modern OS maps. <1> <2> <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred ND 1457 4848 (24m by 24m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND14NW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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