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Tap O' Noth

Sheepfold (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Tap O' Noth

Classification Sheepfold (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 158115

Site Number NJ42NE 173

NGR NJ 4809 2923

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Rhynie
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ42NE 173 4809 2923

This drystone sheepfold is situated at the break of slope on the SW flank of Tap o' Noth and measures 8.5m square within a wall 1.2m in thickness and up to 1.4m in height. There is an entrance at the WSW end of the SSE side.

The sheepfold is depicted on both the 1st and 2nd editions of the OS 6-inch map (Aberdeenshire, 1870, sheet xlii; 1902, sheet xlii.NE).

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 27 November 2002.


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