MHG10293 - Salscraggie Lodge

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Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

ND01NW 26 002 180.

(ND 002 180) Hut Circles and Enclosures (NR)
OS 6" map, (1964)

About 1/3 mile E of Salscraggie Lodge is a group of five or six small mounds of ordinary type. Adjacent to them is a hut circle (A), the inner circumference of which has been lined with large stones. Some 50' to the W is another hut circle (B).
RCAHMS 1911.

A further hut circle ('C') was located during field investigation. Visited by OS (W D J) 23 May 1960.

A settlement of three hut circles ('A'-'C') lies at the foot of a SW facing slope; all have been set into the slope on the upward side. 'A' is clearly defined with an inner face of boulders, especially well-preserved in the SW half. It measures 7.0m in diameter internally with the wall 1.7m wide in the SW which broadens to 2.2m at the entrance, which is 0.9m wide.
'B' is 10.3m in diameter within a bank spread to 2.5m in the NW widening to 3.0m at the clubbed entrance.
'C' is 7.0m SE-NW by 6.0m within an ill-defined wall spread up to 2.3m on the S side. All huts appear to have entrances from the SE.
A few scattered clearance heaps and the general smooth character of the ground around and to the immediate SE of the huts are the only traces of contemporary agriculture in the vicinity. No measurable plots are visible.
The circle shown at ND 0024 1809 is a small quarry pit.
Revised at 1/10,000.
Visited by OS (J B) 24 June 1976.


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, 112, No. 323 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 0024 1810 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND01NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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