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Torroble

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

Site Name Torroble

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

Canmore ID 5087

Site Number NC50SE 25

NGR NC 5934 0438

NGR Description NC 5934 0438 and NC 592 043

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NC50SE 25 5934 0438 and 592 043.

(NC 5934 0438) Hut Circle (NR) (NC 592 043) Field System (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1970).

A hut circle accompanied by field clearance.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R D L) 7 July 1963.

This stone-walled hut circle and an associated minor field system are situated on a sheltered W-facing slope. The field system is marked by a dozen or so stone clearance mounds in the immediate vicinity of the hut; measurable cultivation plots are not discernible.

The hut is about 11.0m N-S by 10.0m internally; the wall, turf-covered and standing on average to 0.4m, is 1.3m thick, widening at an entrance from the S to a spread of 2.5m. There has been disturbance in the interior in the WSW quarter.

Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J M) 1 September 1976.

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