MHG11850 - Field system, The Ord

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Type and Period (1)

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

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NC50NE 54 572 061.

(A: NC 5721 0612, B: NC 5727 0607) Two hut circles noted.
Visited by OS (A A) 8 June 1971.

Centred at NC 572 061 on terraces in the gentle north slopes of Ord Hill are two, possibly three stone-walled huts within a small field system, which is separated from the main Ord Hill settlement (NC50NE 13) by marshy ground. Huts A and B are of simple form, and identical in shape and size, being 10.0m internal diameter within a tumbled wall spread to 2.5m broad. Peat growth obscures structural details of the huts, though B is marginally better-preserved. The entrance gaps are in the SE arc, that to A being 4.0m wide. Some 20.0m SSW of hut B is an earth and stone bank 2.5m wide forming an arc about 8.5m across internally (C); it is probably the remains of a hut.
The area around the huts has been cultivated, evidenced by the smooth appearance of the ground, five or six scattered clearance heaps, and a well-preserved stony lynchet north of hut B, but peat build-up obscures any pattern of field plots which may have existed.
Surveyed at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (N K B) 27 July 1976.

Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (J B) 13 March 1979.


Wickham Jones C, The Ord, Lairg A Journey Back in Time (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3520.


Wickham Jones C; Harden J, 2000, The Ord, Lairg: Archaeological Trail (Text/Publication/Leaflet). SHG2934.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 5723 0609 (155m by 130m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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