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Strath Brora

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

Site Name Strath Brora

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

Canmore ID 5520

Site Number NC61SE 1

NGR NC 6642 1489

NGR Description NC 6642 1489 and NC 6643 1484

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NC61SE 1 6642 1489 and 6643 1484.

(Centred NC 665 148) Settlement (NR)

(Six circular features published)

OS 6" map, (1968)

The remains of five hut circles accompanied by field clearance heaps. Two are only 4.0m and 4.5m in diamater; one of thes has incorporated a large natural outcrop in its bank. The other three hut circles range from 7.0m to 9.5m in diameter.

Visited by OS (R D L) 9 July 1963.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

There are only two hut circles (A and B respectively at NC 6642 1489 and NC 6643 1484). Of the other four features published, one, at NC 6642 1481, is a modern sheepfold; the remaining three are disturbed field clearance heaps in a minor field system accompanying the huts. The huts, partially heather-and turf-covered, are of slight oval form with walls collapsed and depleted; the entrance in each is in the SSE on the line of the main axis.

'A' measures 8.0m by 7.0m across within a wall spread to 2.0m and 0.2m high. Several inner facing-slabs are visible in situ.

'B' mesures 6.0m by 5.0m across inside a wall spread to 1.5m and 0.2m high. A portal stone, 0.7m high, is exposed.

The minor field system comprises a number of heaps of stone clearance, and occasional lynchets. No measurable plots are discernible.

Revised at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 12 May 1981.

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