MHG10554 - Fairlaraich

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC70NE 3 7742 0509 and 7753 0496.

(NC 7742 0509) Hut Circle (NR). (NC 7753 0496) Kiln (NAT) (disused) OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

On the ridge of a spur projecting towards SE end of Loch na Fuar-laraiche (Loch Farlary) about 40ft above road is a hut circle measuring internally 29ft by 30ft. It abuts onto a wall which runs past the entrance down the hillside. Several mounds, one 24ft in diameter, lie between the hut and the loch.
A short distance to E on a flat below the road is a mounded construction, evidently a kiln. Several old walls are visible along the hill face.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

The hut circle is as described by the RCAHMS (1911). The mounds are contemporary stone clearance heaps. The supposed kiln survives as a heather-covered mound, 15m by 13.5m and 1.6m high, its centre having been hollowed out. There are no traces of construction in the mound, which is probably natural, similar to other morainic mounds in the area. Revised at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (W D J) 20 April 1964 and (N K B) 20 November 1975.


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, 96, No. 280 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7741 0509 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC70NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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