MHG11964 - Savalmore

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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

(NC 5844 0801) Hut Circle, (NC 584 080) Tumuli
OS 6"map, Sutherlandshire, 2nd ed., (1908)

On a ridge are a group of mounds and a well-preserved hut circle of 30ft internal diameter.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (W D J) 21 June 1963.

At NC 584 079, on a moorland ridge amidst marshy ground, is a settlement of five circular stone-walled huts (A-E), including the example noted by RCAHMS (A). They occur within a field system occupying five hectares of the ridge.
Hut 'A' is the best-preserved, and is more strongly constructed than the others. It is 9m internal diameter within a wall 1m internal height, and spread to 3m broad. The footings of a later wall, 0.8m wide can be seen on top of the hut wall indicating re-use of the hut, probably as a sheep-fold, and a post-Medieval rectilinear enclosure abuts on the west side. The position of the entrance is obscured by the later work.
Hut 'D', which is within the rectilinear enclosure, is broadly similar to 'A', though overgrown with heather. It measures 7.5m NW-SE by 6.5m within a wall spread to 2.5m; the entrance is in the SE arc.
The remaining huts are small and overgrown with heather and peat. They vary from 4.5-6m internal diameter within a wall spread to 2m broad; in each case entrance of simple form is in SE arc.
Hut 'E' contains a considerable amount of clearance.
The field system is comprised mainly of scattered clearance heaps and occasional lynchets. There are two or three cultivation plots, 30m by 15m average size.
Surveyed at 1:10 000 and 1:2500. Visited by OS (NKB) 9 8 1976.


Saval (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG18223.


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, 147, No. 422 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 5845 0791 (218m by 449m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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