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

Site Name Ardvannie

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

Alternative Name(s) Rubha Nan Sgarbh

Canmore ID 13821

Site Number NH68NE 21

NGR NH 6925 8765

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 21 6925 8765

At NH 6925 8765 on the brink of a W-facing slope is a circular stone-walled hut measuring about 9.0m in diameter between the centres of a wall spread to an indeterminate width by modern cultivation. The entrance is not evident.

On the slopes to the W of the hut are a few stone clearance heaps, probably from contemporary cultivation plots.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (I S S) 4 October 1973.

There are at least twelve cairns and an enclosure in rough pasture 550m ENE of Ardvannie. The enclosure measures 8m in diameter within an earth-and-stone bank; a central mound measures 2m in diameter and 0.2m in height.

RCAHMS 1979, visited October 1978.


Field Visit (9 September 1943)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.


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