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Cairnfield (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Achcheargary

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

Alternative Name(s) Achargary

Canmore ID 6220

Site Number NC75NW 19

NGR NC 7188 5500

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC75NW 19 7188 5500

See also NC75NW 16.

Extends onto map sheet NC75SW.

(NC 7188 5500) Hut Circle (NR)

(NC 7190 5497) Cairns (NR) (Five shown)

OS 6"map, (1964)

A hut-circle, cut through by a fence and accompanied by field clearance heaps, lying on an east-facing slope, beside the river.

The hut-circle consists of an earth and stone bank, 7m in diameter, with an entrance in the SE. The clearance heaps range from 3m to 6m in diameter and from 0.5m to 1.2m in height. That at NC 7191 5498 appears to be partly surrounded by a slight bank.

Visited by OS (J L D) 5 May 1960.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

The hut circle is turf-covered and mutilated, measuring 5.0m in diameter within a low, vague wall of uncertain width.

The 'cairns' shown on the OS 6"map are turf-covered clearance heaps associated with the hut. Recent cultivation has occurred in the area and strips of linear clearance are presumably of this later date.

Revised at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J B) 18 December 1978.

Scheduled (with NC71NW 16) as Achargary, chambered cairn and ring cairns.

(The latter extend onto map sheet NC71SW).

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 27 January 2003.


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