MHG10881 - Uppat


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  • HOMESTEAD (Undated)

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NC80SE 5 8721 0182.
Enclosure (NR) OS 6"map, (1964)

In Uppat Wood there is a "hut enclosure" of dry-stone masonry. It is oblong in form measuring some 54ft WNW-ESE by 15ft, with walls of massive stones, 7ft to 8ft thick and about 3ft high, which are lined internally with thin smooth slabs set on end. The entrance is from the ESE through a passage 14ft long. At the SE end of the oblong structure is a curved annexe 19ft in diameter with a SE entrance.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

A galleried structure, not unlike a 'wag',
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (E G C) 7 April 1962.

Situated on fairly level ground amidst young birch and conifers is a wag-type homestead generally as described by RCAHMS though details are obscured by bracken and decaying tree roots.
The walls of the oblong structure are massive, 1m high and faced internally with unusually large stones coursed and on edge, in contrast to the circular annexe whose walls are low and denuded; the latter resembles a hut circle of simple form. The interior of the oblong contains a quantity of large tumbled stone (similar in size to the facing slabs) of which three, if in situ, resemble the stalls of a wag-like structure.
Though similar in some respects to other homesteads in the area (NC80SE 25 and NC91SW 32) it differs in that the circular annexe is subsidiary to the oblong structure rather than the reverse.
Revised at 1/10,000. Visited by OS (J M) 21 August 1975.

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Grid reference Centred NC 8720 0181 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC80SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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