MHG62064 - Sheep fold - Shurrery, Caithness


A sheep fold at Shurrery, Caithness.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHEEP FOLD (18th Century to 19th Century - 1800 AD? to 1850 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A sheep fold at Shurrery, Caithness.

The feature was recorded by C Dagg during a pre-afforestation project walkover survey in 2004. Sheepfold at ND 0376 5748 Circular drystone sheep pen, with attached fank to the south. Part of the fank is drystone, part Caithness slab and part modern fencing. Only the circular pen is shown on the 1st edition OS map, although the drystone walls of the fank do appear to be keyed into the wall of the pen. <1>

Continuations of some and additional dykes not recorded in 2004 are visible on vertical APs [IS-L 24/09/2020].

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Grid reference Centred ND 0376 5749 (68m by 111m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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