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Tordarroch Cottage

Building (Pre-improvement)(Possible), Cairnfield (Period Unknown), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Tordarroch Cottage

Classification Building (Pre-improvement)(Possible), Cairnfield (Period Unknown), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 13209

Site Number NH63SE 28

NGR NH 6819 3326

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Daviot And Dunlichity
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire


Field Visit (1970 - 1972)

NH63SE 28 6817 3325.

At NH 6817 3325 is an oval stone-walled hut measuring c. 13.5m NW-SE by c. 10.0m transversely between the centres of a mutilated wall spread to c. 3.0m all round. The NW arc is partially destroyed by a modern wall and the entrance in the SE is mutilated.

There are several stone clearance heaps in the vicinity but modern cultivation has destroyed all details of any associated cultivation plots.

Visited by OS (A A) 20 April 1970.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (A A) 7 January 1972.

Field Visit (19 March 1993)

This hut-circle is crossed by a fence running to the NNE from Tordarroch Cottage. It measures 10.3m from NW to SE by 9.8m transversely within a stony bank 2m in thickness and 0.3m in height. The entrance, which is on the SE, is approached by a slight gully. The interior is levelled into the slope on the NW arc.

There is a scatter of small cairns measuring up to 4m in diameter and 0.4m in height to the E. What may be the robbed footings of a rectangular building are situated some 100m to the E of the hut-circle. (USN93 369)

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 19 March 1993.

Watching Brief (April 2009)

NH 68221 33206 A watching brief was conducted in April 2009 for a new house close to the site of Torrdarroch Cottage hut circle (NH63SE 28). Work revealed no archaeological features or deposits.

Report: HSMR and RCAHMS

Funder: Mr and Mrs Inglis

Stuart Farrell

Watching Brief (June 2010)

NH 6823 3325 A survey was undertaken in June 2010

prior to the construction of a new house in the area of the

Tordarroch hut circle (NH63SE 28). The work recorded a

possible cultivation plot and a number of possible clearance

cairns. A watching brief on the site of the house plot in late

October 2010 recorded one clearance cairn. Work conducted

on two adjacent proposed house plots recorded cleared

stones dumped on top of large boulders, but no other

features or deposits.

Archive: RCAHMS. Report: Highland SMR and RCAHMS


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