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Strath Sgitheach

Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Strath Sgitheach

Classification Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 12922

Site Number NH56SW 12

NGR NH 540 637

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NH56SW 12 540 637.

Centred at NH 540 637 and set on a N-facing slope approximately 25m above the River Sgitheach is a settlement of three hut circles ('A' - 'C'), all obscured by peat and heather.

Hut 'A' is 10.5m E-W by 9.0 m within a slight wall of indeterminate width. The entrance is in the E. 'B' and 'C' are circular and measure 8.0 m and 8.5 m in diameter respectively within walls of 2.5 m average spread. The entrances, although not evident, were probably in the E sides.

With the exception of one or two possible clearance heaps there is no trace of contemporary agriculture in the area, although the ground is of a fairly stone-free nature.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (J B) 16 November 1976

A group of three hut circles.

RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1978

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