MHG2901 - Field System, Craig Morile


A prehistoric field system defined by clearance piles and field boundaries.

Type and Period (1)

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Late Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 1250 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at NH 7948 2723 at about 1300ft OD on the S-facing slopes of Craig Morile is a field system marked by stone clearance heaps and occasional lynchets with fields varying between 30.0m x 20.0m and 20.0m x 10.0m. There are no signs of hut circles (but see NH72NE 6).
Visited by OS (I S S) 14 February 1972.

This site was visited during a walkover survey in August 2009 and found to be as described. The field clearance piles are located between the 420m and 430m contours, at the change in vegetation from grass cover to heather, and generally stand out as low grassy mounds within the heather. The furthest west clearance pile was noted at NH 79423 27284 and the furthest east at NH 79560 27313. The lynchets marking field boundaries are within the grass-covered lower area. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7947 2718 (711m by 383m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH72NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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