MHG10086 - Creagan Reamhar

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (2)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred 622 940.

(NH 6223 9397) and (NH 6232 9398) Hut Circles (NR)
OS 25"map, (1967)

(NH 624 939) and (NH 622 940) Cairns (NR)
OS 6" map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1907)

Two hut circles and a number of small mounds.
RCAHMS 1911.

Two stone-walled huts and an associated field system, situated on a gentle S slope.
The W hut, built up on the slope, is oval measuring c.12.5m NW-SE by c.10.5m transversely between wall centres, the walls being c2m thick at the rear splaying to c3m at the 'clubbed' entrance in the SE. Occasional outer facing stones are visible, but not enough to give a reliable overall measurement.
E hut, on a shelf, is circular and measures 13m diameter overall. The wall is c.1.5m thick in NE splaying to c.2.5m at the ill-defined 'clubbed' entrance in SE. Outer facing stones are visible intermittently. The interior is slightly higher than the surrounding ground.
In the vicinity of the huts are patches of cleared ground and stone clearance heaps, probably of contemporary plots.
To NW, centred at NH 620 940, is another area of cultivation, probably associated. It is marked by clearance heaps, lynchets and ruined walls, forming fields average size 24m by 12m.
Visited by OS (R L) 3 October 1969.

No change. Survey revised at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (J B) 1 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, 29, No. 72 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6219 9404 (589m by 279m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH69SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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