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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 652284

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NC91NE 42 9757 1881.

(NC 9754 1882) Enclosure (NR)

OS 6" map, 1964.

On the slope of the hill immediately above Torrish, and to the E of the Coulan Burn, is a large group of mounds.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

A circular stone-walled hut circle found during field work.

Visited by OS (W D J) 18 May 1960.

The hut, at corrected plan position NC 9757 1881, is in association with an extensive field system occupying about fifteen hectares of a hillside open to the S. The hut, set into the slope, is about 9.0m diameter inside a reduced, peat-overgrown wall spread to 2.0m; there is an entrance of simple form inthe south arc. An overgrown field wall extends from the west side of the entrance, curving around in a westerly direction.

The field system is comprised mainly of clearance heaps, fairly evenly spread about 15.0m to 25.0m apart, occasional lynchets and rickles of stones; in the south and east, bands of linear clearance are evident. Several cultivation plots average size 256.0m by 20.0m are discernible.

Re-surveyed at 1:10,560.

Visited by OS (J M) 18 May 1976.

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