MHG3379 - Blairmore


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Type and Period (3)

  • CAIRNFIELD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC to 560 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH53NW 21 5087 3612.

At NH 5087 3612, set into a N-facing slope, is an ill-defined, oval, stone-walled hut measuring c.10.0.m from the SW through the 'simple' entrance in the NE by c.8.5m transversely between the centres of a wall spread to. C.2.5m all round.
Around the hut are a number of stone clearance heaps, probably from contemporary cultivation plots.
Visited by OS (R L) 12 Feburary 1970

Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (I S S) 7 January 1972

This hut-circle and field-system were visited during a pre-afforestation survey by J Wordsworth (NMRS MS 961/9, no.4). The full extent of this site, which covers about 2.7 hectares, is difficult to establish although it does seem to be localised along the ridge. There is a faint suggestion of broad rig on the N, extending down toward Fanblair though this identification is tenuous.
J Wordsworth 15 December 1995; NMRS MS 961/9, no.5

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Grid reference Centred NH 5080 3611 (202m by 326m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NH53NW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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