MHG12751 - Rossal

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC60SE 2 684 033.

(A: NC 6850 0340) Enclosure (NR)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

The remains of several hut circles, one almost circular. To the north-west lie two others, apparently contiguous, too indefinite to measure.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

A single hut (A) and, fifteen metres north-west, fragmentary remains of two others apparently conjoined.
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (W D J) 5 July 1963.

Centred on NC 684 033 a settlement of four hut circles (A-D) accompanied by a scatter of field clearance heaps the latter mainly along the slopes on the other side of the stream west of the huts.
The huts, heavily peat or turf-covered, are oval. Entrance positions are in the east quadrant, the line of the long axis in each case.
Hut 'A' on an elevated stance, measures 8.5m by 8.0m within a wall reduced to a rubble spread 2.0m broad by 0.3m high on average.
'B' and 'C' are contiguous; the former measures 9.5m by 7.5m across within a wall reduced to a rubble spread 1.5m to 2.0m broad by 0.1m high.
'C' measures 10.5m by 8.5m within a collapsed wall most pronouned in the north half, being a rubble spread some 3.0m broad and 0.2m high. There is an overgrown heap of dumped domestic refuse in the interior.
'D', newly located, is set into the slope. It measures some 7.0m by 5.5m across internally. The wall has practically disappeared in the north half; in the south it survives as a rubble spread, 1.5m broad and up to 0.9m high.
Huts B-D: Surveyed at 1:10 000.
Visited by OS (J M) 26 September 1980.


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, 166, No. 481 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

Sources/Archives (1)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 6839 0339 (330m by 149m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC60SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

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.