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

Site Name Ardvannie

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

Canmore ID 13815

Site Number NH68NE 16

NGR NH 699 876

NGR Description Centred NH 699 876

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH68NE 16 centred 699 876

(A: NH 6992 8767; B: NH 6992 8760) Hut Circles (NR)

(C: NH 6989 8764) Hut Circle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

Three small circles, greener than the surrounding ground. The circumferences are slightly raised, and the interiors concave.

Name Book 1874.

Centred at NH 699 876 in an area of birch scrub is a settlement of three circular stone-walled huts. (A - C) Hut diameters are given between wall centres.

Hut 'A' measures c.15.0m in diameter with the wall spread to c.3.5m all round. The N and E arcs are ill- defined. The entrance is not evident.

'B' is overgrown and measures c.13.0m in diameter with the wall spread to c.3.0m all round. The entrance in the SE is ill-defined.

'C' is severely mutilated, with its S arc destroyed. It measures c.13.5m in diameter with the wall spread to c.3.0m. The entrance is not apparent.

In the vicinity of the hut circles are a few stone clearance heaps, presumably from contemporary cultivation plots.

Visited by OS (R L) 26 October 1970.

A scraper of amber-coloured flint 1" by 0.9", in Dumrobin Museum (Acc.Mo.x.70) is said to come from 'Ardvanie hut circle', which may be a reference to this site.

Information from TS of 'Catalogue of Dunrobin Museum' by A S Henshall.


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