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Torachilty Sheepfold

Torachilty Sheepfold, Torachilty, Contin - a project by M. Marshall

Site name and SMR or NMRS No.
Torachilty

Location
Contin Parish, Highland Region

NGR
NH 43873 56263

Site type/class
Enclosure/?Sheepfold

Situation and surroundings
At an altitude of 100m, on a gentle north facing slope above Loch Achilty. Surrounded by bracken infested ?improved land with evidence of other less substantial and wasted stone and earth banks and occasional clearance cairns.

Description
Substantial circular enclosure, measuring roughly 15m in diameter internally . Surrounded by an almost complete (majority) stone wall, generally with a height of 0.8m, but 0.5m in the northern section and with a spread of 2m. Obvious entrance in the east is 2m in width. Bracken covered with mature birch trees growing from the wall!



From the south



From the north


Eastern section from north


Western section from north

Recorder, Date and Weather conditions - M. Marshall 8th May 2004


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