MHG11653 - Field system etc; Culmaily House

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH89NW 3 8037 9982 and 803 998.

(NH 8037 9982) Hut Circle (NR), (Centred NH 803 998) Cairns (NR) OS 6" map, (1959)

A hut circle, with small mounds adjacent and a short distance to the NW. RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

Built up on a S-facing hillside is a stone-walled hut, within an associated field system. It measures 9.2m in diameter within a wall, faced internally with contiguous stones set on edge visible around most of the wall thickness of 1.6m. The entrance, which is in the S, is flanked on its W side by a stone set on edge.
The field system is defined by stone clearance heaps (the "mounds" noted by the RCAHMS) with no field walls ar lynchets evident, but a succession of natural terraces appear to have been utilised to form fields, 20.0m x 15.0m average size.
Resurveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 7 February 1966 and 26 November 1969.


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, 94, No. 276 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 8031 9987 (226m by 240m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH89NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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