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Cairnfield (Prehistoric), Dun (Prehistoric)(Possible), Enclosure (Prehistoric)(Possible), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Site Name Ardvannie

Classification Cairnfield (Prehistoric), Dun (Prehistoric)(Possible), Enclosure (Prehistoric)(Possible), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Canmore ID 13858

Site Number NH68NE 6

NGR NH 68493 87665

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 6 6849 8766

(NH 6849 8766) Enclosure (NR)

OS 25" map, (1970)

On a spur formed by a raised beach is a circular stone-walled hut with the inner wall face visible intermittently indicating an internal diameter of 11.3m. The wall is spread to about 3.5m all round. The entrance in the ESE is filled with modern clearance. Outside and attached to the N side of the entrance is a low, turf-covered mound extending about 4.0m to the E. It is uncertain whether this is clearance or a windbreak.

Around the hut is lazy bed cultivation and occasional modern stone clearance heaps but to the SE, in the vicinity of the 'enclosure' NH68NE 19, are a number of denuded stone clearance heaps and field walls which are probably from cultivation plots contemporary with the hut.

Surveyed at 1:2500 (OS [WDJ] 15 May 1963).

Visited by OS (R L) 28 October 1970.

This is a hut circle, albeit a strongly-built and well-preserved example, as described by OS (R L).

Visited by OS (N K B), 9 June 1981.


Field Visit (October 1978)

Ardvannie 1 NH 684 876 NH 68 NE 6

This circular enclosure, possibly a small dun, measuring 11 m in diameter within a wall now spread to a thickness of 3.5m; there is an entrance on the ESE.

RCAHMS1979, visited October 1978


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