MHG10005 - Hut Circle and Clearance Cairns, Drumlea

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRNFIELD (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC to 560 AD)
  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH69SW 20 6142 9326.

(Centred NH 614 932) Cairns (NR)
OS 6" map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1907)

On the top of Drumliath, near the NW end, are some large heaps of stone, probably ruins of contiguous huts. Two of these heaps measure 28ft in length by 16ft in width.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

At NH 6142 9326 on a shelf on an afforested N slope is a stone-walled hut measuring c. 10.m NNW-ESE by c. 8.0m between wall centres, the wall being spread to c. 2.5m all round. A gap in the ESE marks the entrance. Around the hut are the 'large heaps of stone' referred to by RCAHMS. They are stone clearance heaps, probably of contemporary plots.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (I S S) 25 September 1973.

No change.
Visited by OS (J B) 8 September 1980.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 27, No. 69 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6144 9323 (141m by 119m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH69SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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