MHG62543 - Sheepfold - Bac a’ Chaoil


Ruined sheepfold at Bac a’ Chaoil

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A NoSAS field visit was undertaken to Bac a’ Chaoil on 15 October 2014 as part as part of an archaeological walk.

Bac a’ Chaoil. 1.5kms SE of Badinluchie at an altitude of 177m, a large enclosure, a sheepfold and the remains of 2 buildings are located on both sides of a small stream and bisected by the track. No features are marked on the 1st or 2nd Edition OS maps but most of the structures are marked on the current OS map.

Sheepfold. This circular sheepfold with internal diameter of c14m has a surrounding dry stone wall which is two-thirds intact. It stands to 1.2m height and has a course of stones placed on end as capping. An entrance 1.5m in width is in the south arc. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2018 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 2839 5988 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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