MHG12801 - Mid Altass

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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

Altassmore: "Tumuli" 7 mounds marked incl 1 on fieeld boundary "Tumuli (site of)" marked in field to S on 1st ed OS 6" - HAW 1/2003

NC50SW 3 504 004.

(A: NC 5042 0051) Hut Circle (NR) OS 6"map, (1969)

A hut-circle with associated field clearance lying to the SW. The hut consists of a grass-covered stony bank 0.3m high and measures 9m by 8m. Much of south segment has been destroyed.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (E G C) 21 June 1963.

At NC 504 004, on a SW-facing slope in a field of rough pasture within a crofting township, are two hut circles (including the example described above) and a minor field system. Both huts and the field system are severely mutilated by later ploughing.
Hut 'A' is 7m internal diameter within a turf-covered wall 0.3m max height spread to 2.5m broad. The whole of S arc is destroyed.
Hut 'B' at NC 5036 0045 measures 9m NW-SE by 8m internally within turf-covered wall, 0.3m high and spread to 2.5m broad. The simple entrance is in SE.
Later agriculture has obliterated any pattern of associated fields which may have existed, though numerous clearance heaps and one or two field walls remain.
Surveyed at 1:2500,1:10 000 Visited by OS (NKB) 3 Sept 1976.


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, 22-3, No. 57 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 5041 0050 (203m by 284m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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