MHG11845 - Saval

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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

Hut Circles (NR)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

Three hut circles accompanied by field clearance, on a green hillock amid swampy moorland.
'A': 12ft by 16ft within a bank about 6ft wide at base with a 2ft wide entrance in the SE. About 8ft from the entrance is a semicircular setting of stones 2ft 6ins across, probably a hearth since removal of turf in 1909 revealed a small quantity of charcoal.
'B': 30ft by 33ft within a bank with an entrance in the SE.
'C': Mutilated on the north and east. The entrance has been in the SE. RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (W D J) 21 June 1963.

Occupying a low ridge surrounded by marshy ground is a settlement of the three huts previously noted (A-C) within a small but well-preserved field system. The huts are of different type and may not be contemporary.
'A' is 4.5m internal diameter within a wall now 0.6m high with an estimated breadth of 1.5m. A clearance heap abuts the wall on the W side of the entrance.
'B' is of massive construction measuring 9.5m in diameter within a turf-covered wall 0.8m high spread to a width of 3.5m.
'C' set into a gentle NE slope, is heather-covered and poorly-preserved. It measures 9.0m NW-SE by 7.0m within a wall spread to 2.5m, but the NE arc is missing. The entrance to each hut is of simple form and occurs in the SE arc; that of hut 'C' is mutilated.
The field system occupying three hectares comprises several cultivation plots, 20.0m by 15.0m average size, bounded by lynchets, linear clearance, and stone heaps.
Resurveyed at 1:10 000.
Visited by OS (N K B) 9 August 1976.


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, 150, No, 432 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 5927 0898 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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