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Cnoc Bad A' Ghille Dhuibh

Cairnfield (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Cnoc Bad A' Ghille Dhuibh

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

Canmore ID 6114

Site Number NC73NE 2

NGR NC 7891 3658

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC73NE 2 7891 3658.

At NC 7891 3658 is a hut circle, in association with a field system previously noted (a) and (b) as a group of mounds, probably field clearance. The situation is the gentle, lower slopes of a W-facing hillside. The hut, oval and set into a slight slope, is about 9.0 by 7.5m internally and has an entrance from the S on the line of the longer axis; the wall is reduced in the N arc, and elsewhere only shows as a low, 2.0m wide spread of peat-silted rubble. The field system, about seven and half hectares area, is denoted by heaps of stone clearance, spaced on average 10-20m apart, evenly distributed throughout; measurable cultivation plots are not discernible. One of the mounds, larger and distinctive from the rest,is a probable cairn (see NC73NE 8). Surveyed at 1:10,560.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (J L D) 19 May 1960 and (J M) 24 February 1960.

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