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Skelbo Wood

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

Site Name Skelbo Wood

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

Canmore ID 14834

Site Number NH79SE 11

NGR NH 7835 9442

NGR Description NH 7835 9442 and NH 7850 9435

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dornoch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NH79SE 11 7835 9442 to 7850 9435.

(NH 7835 9442) Hut Circle (NR), (NH 783 942 and NH 786 943) Cairns (NR)

OS 6" map, (1960)

A hut circle, the 'outer circle' surviving to a height of 1 1/2 to 2ft (ONB 1873).

There are a number of small mounds in the vicinity of the cairn (NH79SE 5) (RCAHMS 1911)

Name Book 1873; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

In Skelbo Wood are the remains of a stone-walled hut, c.9.0m in diameter between wall centres, now so mutilated by afforestation that the wall thickness and position of the entrance cannot be ascertained. The few 'cairns' surviving of those published on OS 6" are stone clearance heaps, probably from a contemporary field system.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 11 November 1969.


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