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Brackside

Cairnfield (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Brackside

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

Alternative Name(s) Allt Torrigal

Canmore ID 7394

Site Number NC96SW 11

NGR NC 9494 6397

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC96SW 11 9494 6397.

At NC 9494 6397, on a W-facing hillside, is a heather-covered hut circle, 9.0m in diameter, within a wall spread up to 2.5m and 0.5m high; the entrance is no longer discernible, but would have been from the now depleted WSW quarter. One of two facing stones are visible in the hut wall. Outside the hut to the SE a curving, stony bank, 13.0m long and 2.0m broad by 0.3m high, probably indicates an associated enclosure. Contemporary field clearance is evident in a group of about ten stony heaps on the slope SW of the hut, and in further occasional heaps to the NW and N.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 19 August 1981.

This hut-circle was noted during a pre-afforestation survey of Sandside Estate. It measures 9m internally with no discernible entrance. A 13m long curving bank lies to the SE and there are small cairns on both the SW and NW.

C Dagg 13 October 1998; NMRS MS 1008/3, no.13

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