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Strath Sgitheach

Cairnfield (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Strath Sgitheach

Classification Cairnfield (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 12920

Site Number NH56SW 10

NGR NH 508 623

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Fodderty
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH56SW 10 508 623.

Centred at NH 508 623 on a SE-facing slope is a settlement of four oval stone-walled huts ('A'-'D').

Hut 'A' measures c. 13.5m N-S by c. 10.5m between the centres of a wall spread to c. 2.5m all round, in which occasional outer facing stones on edge can be seen. The simple entrance is in the S. A later track cuts through the W arc of the hut from N to S.

'B' is c. 13.0m NW-SE by c. 11.0m between the centres of a wall of indeterminate thickness. Several outer facing stones occur intermittently in the SW arc. The S side is obscured by peat and the entrance is not evident.

'C' and 'D' are about 1.0m apart. 'C' measures c. 12.0m NNW-SSE by c. 9.5m between the centres of a wall spread to c. 2.5m all round. The outer end of the 'simple' entrance in the SSE is flanked on its W side by an upright block.

'D' measures c. 17.5m NW-SE by c. 15.5m between the centres of a wall spread to c. 3.5m all round. The 'simple' entrance is in the SE.

Only a few contemporary stone clearance heaps can be seen, mainly in the vicinity of hut 'A'.

Surveyed at 1/10,560.

Visited by OS (J B) 16 November 1976.

No change to previous field report.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (J B) 16 November 1976.

Four hut circles and scattered small cairns.

RCAHMS 1979, visited 1978.

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