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Truderscaig

Field System (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Truderscaig

Classification Field System (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 6161

Site Number NC73SW 2

NGR NC 708 340

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC73SW 2 708 340

(A: NC 7076 3401, B: NC 7079 3401) Enclosures (NR)

OS 6" map, (1963)

Two circular enclosures, probably hut circles, were discovered during field investigation.

Visited by OS (E G C) 15 May 1961.

A total of six indistinct hut circles or enclosures including the two published by OS (Site references 14 and 15), together with possibly associated cairn-like structures and a stone bank, were located (See plans of nos 14-18).

Information from MS, A Field Survey in the Loch Rimsdale Area, June 1975, site refs 14-21, illust. (see archive)

This is a settlement of eight hut circles ('A'-'H') including those mentioned above, plus two others ('C' and 'H') discovered during field investigation. It is situated on a S facing slope and centred on NC 708 340. All the huts are poorly defined. Huts 'A'-'C' are marked by platforms set into the slope in the N, with this arc generally the more clearly defined. They range in size from 12.0m SE-NW by 11.0m to 9.5m SE-NW by 8.5m within the vaguest traces of walling. Where discernible the entrances are in the SE. 'D'-H' have been built onto the slope; all measure about 8.5m in diameter within vague peat-obscured walls. The entrances are in the SE quarter. Two slabs in this arc on hut 'E', 0.9m apart and 0.5m high, clearly define the entrance.

A minor field system, seven hectares in extent, surrounds the huts with the exception of 'H'. It comprises scattered clearance heaps, linear clearance and occasional lynchets. A small number of plots were noted; one measured 30.0m by 20.0m. Between this system and hut 'H' is an area of uncultivated ground, but in the immediate vicinity of 'H' one or two lynchets were noted.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (J B) 18 April 1977.

The two most westerly hut-circles of this group have been severely damaged by forestry ploughing, although the area was not planted on the date of visit.

Visited by Historic Scotland (CAA), August 1989.

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