MHG3575 - Tordarroch Cottage

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • BUILDING (Undated)
  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH63SE 28 6817 3325.

At NH 6817 3325 is an oval stone-walled hut measuring c. 13.5m NW-SE by c. 10.0m transversely between the centres of a mutilated wall spread to c. 3.0m all round. The NW arc is partially destroyed by a modern wall and the entrance in the SE is mutilated.
There are several stone clearance heaps in the vicinity but modern cultivation has destroyed all details of any associated cultivation plots.
Visited by OS (A A) 20 April 1970.

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

This hut-circle is crossed by a fence running to the NNE from Tordarroch Cottage. It measures 10.3m from NW to SE by 9.8m transversely within a stony bank 2m in thickness and 0.3m in height. The entrance, which is on the SE, is approached by a slight gully. The interior is levelled into the slope on the NW arc.
There is a scatter of small cairns measuring up to 4m in diameter and 0.4m in height to the E. What may be the robbed footings of a rectangular building are situated some 100m to the E of the hut-circle. (USN93 369)
Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 19 March 1993.

The remains of the roundhouse were completely removed by garden landscaping in 2014 <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6819 3326 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH63SE
Civil Parish DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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