MHG12562 - Cnoc an Ruidhean Chruidh
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Type and Period (2)
- HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- FIELD SYSTEM (Undated)
(Name: NC 765 074) Settlement and Field System (NR) (Three huts shown A - C)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)
The remains of two double-sided enclosures (A and B) and a hut circle "of the ordinaray form" (C).
'A' is much eroded and very indistinct; in the S the earth-and-stone bank still remains but elsewhere all that survives is a single outline of stones. Within the hut a wall encloses an inner circular area. Abutting onto the wall of the outer circle is a mound, 14ft in diameter. 'B' comprises two circles, one within the other.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.
Centred NC 765 073. A settlement of four huts (A - D) within a minor field system comprising occasional stone clearance heaps. All hut dimensions are between wall centres.
Hut 'A' is severely mutilated, measuring about 8.5m WNW-ESE by 6.0m. In the N quadrant is an internal enclosure. Whether it is contemporary or not is uncertain due to peat growth. The "mound" noted by the RCAHMS is a clearance heap on the outer wall. The entrance is probably in the ESE. 'B', a hut within a hut as described by the RCAHMS, with a common entrance in the SSE. The outer hut, 16.0m in diameter, is severely mutilated, and is formed by a denuded, spread bank. A cultivation plot appears to extend through a wide gap in the NW wall, and end on the back wall of the inner hut. The "enclosure" contiguous with the outer wall appears to be a low clearance heap. The inner hut, 9.0m in diameter, is well-preserved, of bare stones with both faces visible, indicating a wall thickness of 1.3m. It appears to overlie the outer circle.
'C' is 6.0m in diameter with a S entrance.
'D', discovered during recent field investigation, is 6.5m NW-SE by 5.5m, with a SE entrance.
Surveyed at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (WDJ) 18 April 1964 and (JB) 17 August 1975.
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, 172-3, Nos. 497-8; plan (Text/Report). SHG2657.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 7651 0729 (199m by 192m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (3)
- http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2300:35:1177880253467667::::P35_SELECTED_MONUMENT:1849 (Historic Scotland scheduled monument description (old hyperlink))
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM1849 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/5807 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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