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Ruigh Ruadh

Cultivation Remains (Period Unassigned), Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Site Name Ruigh Ruadh

Classification Cultivation Remains (Period Unassigned), Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 69824

Site Number NC12NW 10

NGR NC 14454 26044

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC12NW 10 145 260.

Ruigh Ruadh. Complex of old field walls enclosing strip cultivation. One or two stone footings, 2m to 3m in diameter, of shieling-type bothies.

Visited by OS (JM) 15 July 1980.


Field Visit (8 December 2009)

Improved areas of ground are visible lying within field boundaries and enclosures, rough hill grazing around elsewhere. Bracken and grass denotes the improved areas. The banks are constructed of stone and turf. Two enclosures/field systems are located to the S of site 77c, the southernmost contains four stone built structures probably sheilings 4m by 3m, standing to 0.3m in a sheltered part of the site. One further structure at the W end of the enclosure is possibly a clearance cairn or ruinous stone platform. Two further structures are located towards the centre of the enclosure; these measure c.2m in diameter.

A ruinous shieling hut, part of the complex described above (HLP 78).

(HLP_no 78-79)

Assynt's Hidden Lives Project 2009


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