MHG10817 - Loch Brora

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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

('A' NC 8546 0843) Hut Circle (NR) ('B' NC 8610 0805) Hut Circle (NR). OS 6" map, (1964)

On either side of the old road from Oldtown to Wester Clynekirkton, about 1/2 mile from the former, are numerous small mounds.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

The mounds noted by RCAHMS (1911) are the scattered stone clearance heaps of an extensive field system, associated with a settlement of three stone-walled huts('A'-'C') (Two previously noted (OS {E G C})). 'A' is oval measuring 11.0m N-S by 10.0m E-W between wall centres. The entrance is in the S.
'B' (published position incorrect) at NC 8606 0701, is the best-preserved, formed by a wall of contiguous slabs on edge backed by an earth and stone bank giving an internal diameter of 7.2m. The entrance is probably in the W arc.
'C' (newly discovered) is 11.0m in diameter between the centres of a wall spread to 2.5m thick. The entrance is in the S.
There are two cairns each containing a short cist within the field system. (See NC80NE 30).
Re-surveyed at 1:10,560.
Visited by OS (E G C) 16 July 1961 and (J B) 11 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, 16, No. 40 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 8576 0824 (708m by 559m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC80NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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