MHG62640 - Sheep stell - Lochdrum


Ruined sheep stell at Lochdrum

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A desk-based assessment and walkover survey were carried out by C Dagg in 2021 for an area of proposed woodland creation north of Loch Droma and the A835, part of Braemore estate in the parish of Gairloch, Ross-shire. This evaluation revisits archaeological features noted during previous work and places them in a more detailed context and offers recommendations for their protection within the planting scheme according to present guidelines on forests and archaeology. <1>

A project to survey and record archaeological features at Allt Airigh nan Coimh’each, Loch Droma was carried out by Meryl Marshall of NOSAS in July 2022.

Lochdrum, Loch Droma. The remains of two shielings, a building and a sheep stell were recorded in an area where there are several fertile grassy knolls amongst what is otherwise poor moorground to the NNW of Lochdrum farmstead.

4. Sheep stell - within the top NW corner of the fenced enclosure to the north of Lochdrum farmstead, the low stone footings of a circular sheepfold 9m diameter internally are seen enclosing a level grassy platform. Double faced stone walls, 0.4m high and 0.7m thick are evident in the northern part but have probably been robbed in the south part. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2018 aerial photographs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2530 7581 (11m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH27NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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