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Craigiehowe Wood

Enclosed Cremation Cemetery (Prehistoric), Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Craigiehowe Wood

Classification Enclosed Cremation Cemetery (Prehistoric), Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 13590

Site Number NH65SE 3

NGR NH 67972 51724

NGR Description NH 67972 51724 and NH 68020 51458

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Archaeology Notes

NH65SE 3 6797 5172 and 6801 5145

(NH 6797 5172) Enclosure (NR)

OS 6" map, (1959).

In cleared woodland are two stone-walled huts, one (A) published, and described by Woodham as an enclosure, and the other (B) at NH 6801 5145. "A" is circular, measuring c. 15.0m in diameter between the centres of a wall spread to c. 4.0m all round. The entrance in the SW is mutilated. "B" is oval, measuring c. 12.0m NW-SE by c. 10.5m transversely between the centres of a wall denuded in the S arc but generally spread to c 2.5m. The entrance is not evident. Stony mounds, probably clearance heaps, overlie the wall in the NW and SE arcs. In the area between the huts are several mutilated stone clearance heaps, which are probably from contemporary cultivation plots.

"A" Resurveyed at 1/2500 (OS {N K B} 21 March 1966).

A A Woodham 1956; Information from A A Woodham to OS

Visited by OS (N K B) 21 March 1966 and 3 December 1970.


Field Visit (July 1979)

Craigiehowe NH 67 51, 68 51 NH65SE 3

Spread over an area of about 12ha (30 acres) on the ridge of Craigiehowe there are two hut-circles and seven cairns.

(1) * NH 679 517. What is probably a hut-circle stands 450m NE of The Kennels. It measures 13m by 12.3m within a wall measuring up to 2.9m in thickness and 0.7m in height; there is an entrance 4.2m wide on the SW.

(2) NH 680 514. This hut-circle stands 350m ENE of The Kennels and measures 10.2m by 8.3m within a wall measuring up to 1.9m in thickness; the entrance is on the S.

RCAHMS 1979, visited July 1979

Woodham 1956, 85, no. 55


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