NC6346 : Sheep Shelter above Loch Loyal

taken 13 years ago, near to Allt Stionach Coire [water Feature], Highland, Great Britain

Sheep Shelter above Loch Loyal
Sheep Shelter above Loch Loyal
This 'outside stell' is a relic of early commercial sheep farming and probably dates from the early 19th century. Its purpose was to shelter sheep from storms, not to enclose them. The layout is in the form of a >-< and is cleverly designed so that shelter is available from all wind directions while avoiding corner angles of less than 90 degrees which might injure sheep through cramming (a simple cross layout would carry this risk).
Shelters of this type are uncommon.
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NC6346, 3 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 September, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 September, 2008
Category
Sheepfold   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NC 633 466 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:23.2337N 4:20.3316W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NC 633 467
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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