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Creagan Liath

Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Creagan Liath

Classification Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 7336

Site Number NC96SE 17

NGR NC 9902 6404

NGR Description NC 9902 6404, NC 9904 6405 and NC 9905 6403

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Reay
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

NC96SE 17 990 640.

At NC 9902 6404, NC 9904 6405 and NC 9905 6403 there are three hut circles measuring respectively 12.0m, 9.0m and 7.0m in diameter. The largest is visible as a grass-covered earth and stone bank 1.2m high and has an entrance in the NE. The second is a 0.4m high earth and stone bank with an entrance in the E, while the smallest is only visible as a grass-covered bank 0.3m high with an entrance in the NE. Old fields and clearance heaps lie to the SW.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 27 November 1964.

(A: NC 9902 6404 B: NC 9904 6405 C: NC 9905 6403) Enclosures (NR)

OS 6"map, (1963)

Three hut circles (A-C). The huts are turf-covered, and have entrances in the NE, the line of the main axis where applicable.

'A' measures 11.0m in diameter within a wall spread from 2.5 to 3.5m up to 0.7m high.

'B' measures 11.0 by 10.0m overall. The wall in the SW half is obscure; elsewhere it is mainly distinguished in individual large blocks.

'C' measures approximately 6.0m in diameter within a wall spread from 1.5 to 2.0m and, at most, 0.2m high.

The huts are in an area of pasture. There are no signs of associated land-use.

Revised at 1:10560.

Visited by OS (J M) 11 August 1981.


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