MHG11201 - Truderscaig

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Type and Period (2)

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

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Full Description

('A': NC 7025 3466 'B': NC 7031 3458 'C': NC 7029 3461) Enclosures (NR) OS 6"map, (1963)

Three oval enclosures, probably hut-circles, accompanied by field-clearance heaps, lying along the SW-facing slopes of Cnoc Bad an Leathhaid.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (E G C) 15 May 1961.

Centred on NC 704 346 on the SW and south flanks of Cnoc Bad an Leathaid is a settlement of six hut circles ('A'-'F'), including the three noted above, and a field system. The field system covering about eight hectares has been largely destroyed by forestry ploughing clearly revealing the stony content of the clearance heaps; no readily discernible traces of field boundaries survive. Huts 'A'-'C' lie on the SW side of the hill.
'A' is well-defined and turf-covered and is both set into and built up onto the slope. It measures 13.5m N-S by 10.5m within a wall 0.5m high and spread to 2.5m. The entrance is in the S.
'B' survives as a platform set into the slope in the NE. It measures 9.0m SE-NW by 7.0m within a wall 0.5m high and spread to 2.0m in the NE, but with only slight traces around the SW arc. The entrance is in the SE.
'C' is almost unrecognisable due to ploughing and planting. It survives as a vague platform 8.0m in overall diameter, with patches of walling visible in the furrows.
'D'-'F' lie on the southern side of the hill. 'D' and 'E' are east where the wall is about 1.0m high externally. They measure 8.0m N-S by 6.0m and 10.5m N-S by 9.5m respectively within walls spread to 2.0m in hut 'E', and obscured by peat-silting in hut 'D'. Both are entered from S.
'F' is within the afforested area and has been almost totally destroyed by ploughing. It survives as a low platform 9.5m in overall diameter, with the rubble wall clearly revealed in the furrows. No other features survive.
Surveyed at 1:10 000.
Visited by OS (J B) 18 April 1977.


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, 68, No. 206 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7037 3466 (566m by 460m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC73SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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