MHG12256 - C18-C19 Field System, Bad an Dioboirich


No summary available.

Type and Period (4)

  • (Former Type) FIELD SYSTEM? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) HUT CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • LAZY BEDS? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

18th/19th century field system, walls and clearance heaps, locally thought to be hut circles and the area known as 'Ridge of the Sacrifices'.
Visited by OS (AA) 14 August 1974.

One (3.0m by 2.0m), possibly two low footings in the area indicated. Visited by OS (JB) 13 August 1980.

Visited by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in December 2009. Around 100m from the previously cited NGR a stone and earth bank running NNW/SSE was observed. It is c.100m in length, up to 0.75m high and c. 0.7m wide. The bank runs downslope towards the corner of an area of possible cultivation/lazy beds, now covered with heather.
To the north-east of the field system/ lazy beds, five obvious clearance cairns were identified. The cairns are on average c.2.5m by 4.0m and a maximum of 1.5m high. A further stone and earth bank was also observed running from the E end of the field system in a NE direction. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NC 1600 3175 (430m by 239m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC13SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.