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Loch Farlary

Hut Circle (Prehistoric), Kiln (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Loch Farlary

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric), Kiln (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 5827

Site Number NC70NE 3

NGR NC 7742 0509

NGR Description NC 7742 0509 and NC 7753 0496

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC70NE 3 7742 0509 and 7753 0496.

(NC 7742 0509) Hut Circle (NR). (NC 7753 0496) Kiln (NAT) (disused)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

On the ridge of a spur projecting towards the SE end of Loch na Fuar-laraiche (Loch Farlary) about 40ft above the road is a hut circle measuring internally 29ft by 30ft. It abuts onto a wall which runs past the entrance down the hillside. Several mounds, one 24ft in diameter, lie between the hut and the loch.

A short distance to the E on a flat below the road is a mounded construction, evidently a kiln. Several old walls are visible along the hill face.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

The hut circle is as described by the RCAHMS (1911). The mounds are contemporary stone clearance heaps. The supposed kiln survives as a heather-covered mound, 15.0m by 13.5m and 1.6m high, its centre having been hollowed out. There are no traces of construction in the mound, which is probably natural, similar to other morainic mounds in the area. Revised at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (W D J) 20 April 1964 and (N K B) 20 November 1975.

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