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

Site Name Rhinamain

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

Canmore ID 4997

Site Number NC50NE 28

NGR NC 5838 0530

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC50NE 28 5838 0530.

(NC 5838 0530) Hut Circle (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

The remains of a hut circle, set on a natural knoll, with associated field clearance lying to the west. The hut has been 8m in diameter and comprises a slight earth and stone bank spread to 2.5m and averaging 0.3m in height. The entrance 1.5m wide, is in the south.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (W D J) 28 June 1963.

RCAHMS 1911.

This hut circle of simple form, now overgrown with heather, measures 7.0m N-S by 6.0m E-W within a tumbled wall of earth and stone, 0.3m high and spread to 2.5m broad. The entrance 1.5m wide, is in the south.

Along the ridge to the SW are five or six stone clearance heaps of a minor field system, but no measurable cultivation plots are discernible. Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 27 July 1976.


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