MHG12780 - Creag Liath


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC61SE 1 6642 1489 and 6643 1484.

(Centred NC 665 148) Settlement (NR) (Six circular features published.) OS 6"map, (1968)

The remains of five hut circles accompanied by field clearance heaps. Two are only 4.0m and 4.5m in diamater; one of thes has incorporated a large natural outcrop in its bank. The other three hut circles range from 7.0m to 9.5m in diameter.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (R D L) 9 July 1963.

There are only two hut circles (A and B respectively at NC 6642 1489 and NC 6643 1484). Of the other four features published, one, at NC 6642 1481, is a modern sheepfold; the remaining three are disturbed field clearance heaps in a minor field system accompanying the huts. The huts, partially heather-and turf-covered, are of slight oval form with walls collapsed and depleted; the entrance in each is in the SSE on the line of the main axis.
'A' measures 8.0m by 7.0m across within a wall spread to 2.0m and 0.2m high. Several inner facing-slabs are visible in situ.
'B' mesures 6.0m by 5.0m across inside a wall spread to 1.5m and 0.2m high. A portal stone, 0.7m high, is exposed.
The minor field system comprises a number of heaps of stone clearance, and occasional lynchets. No measurable plots are discernible.
Revised at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (J M) 12 May 1981.

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Grid reference Centred NC 6652 1478 (238m by 286m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC61SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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