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Coille Poll Na H-airde

Clearance Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Coille Poll Na H-airde

Classification Clearance Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 14679

Site Number NH78NW 9

NGR NH 7156 8822

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Creich (Sutherland)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NH78NW 9 7156 8822.

(NH 7156 8822) Hut Circle (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1973)

On a wooded flat-topped ridge are the ill-defined remains of a stone walled hut, mentioned by RCAHMS (1911). There are one or two clearance heaps in the vicinity, one being "a mound 22ft by 12ft" described by the RCAHMS.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (N K B) 24 October 1969.

A hut circle accompanied by several heaps of field clearance. The hut, levelled back into a slight slope, measures 12.0m by 10.0m internally; an entrance position is in the south-east on the line of the long axis. The hut wall is obscure in the north-west half; elsewhere it is evident as a turf-covered rubble spread 2.0 to 2.5m broad and up to 0.5m high.

Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J M) 18 September 1980.


Field Visit (23 July 1909)

59. Coille Poll na h-Airde.

In the Coille Poll na h-Airde, the wood which lies to the N. of Newton Point on the Dornoch Firth, are many hut circles and mounds.

Some 200 yards NE. of the pier is a hut circle of ordinary oval or pear-shaped form, with its entrance from the SE. measuring interiorly 39' X 45'. The entrance is some 7' across, but there is a tree stump in the middle of it rendering its original dimensions uncertain.

Some 30 yards NNW. of the last is a long low' mound, overgrown with blaeberries, lying NNW. and SSE., measuring 49' x 15', and about 2' high. Its character is uncertain without excavation.

Some 50 yards E. of the hut circle is a mound lying E. and W., measuring 22' x 15'.

Another mound about 100 yards E. of the circle is circular, with a diameter of about 22'.

The hut circle noted on the O.S. map about ¼ m. NE. of the end of Newton Point is of the ordinary form, with its entrance from the SE. about 2' across. The interior measurement is 27' x 31' and the bank is from 5' to 6' wide. A number of small round mounds lie in its vicinity.

On the N. side of the clearing, near the centre of the wood, is a mound lying N. and S., measuring 22' x 12', and some 3' in height.

About 50 yards N. are the remains of a hut circle.

OS 6-inch map: Sutherland Sheet cxii.

RCAHMS 1911, Visited (AOC), 23rd July 1909.


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