MHG40547 - Field system, Little Rogart

Summary

Field banks believed to represent a field system associated with a hut circle.

Type and Period (1)

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut-circle and traces of a field-system are visible amongst rig cultivation associated with the later township (NC70SW 106.01) to the N of Rogart Park. The hut-circle, which is partially levelled into the slope, measures 12.5m in diameter within a stone-faced bank 1.3m thick and up to 0.5m high. There is a wide gap on the SW, presumably an enlarged entrance, and the interior has been converted into a sub-square enclosure by the addition of material to the bank. Field banks to the NW and SE of the hut-circle entrance run along the edge of a terrace and have the same alignment as the banks of a field-system which occupies the rigged ground to the WSW; cross-dykes indicate that the field-system was divided into small plots.
(ROG95 869)
Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) 6 July 1995 <1>

Although the above extract from Canmore discusses both the hut circle and field system, this record is for the field system only. See the related record MHG28250 for the hut circle. <2>


<1> RCAHMS, Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), 124411 (Interactive Resource/Online Database). SHG23282.


<2> Tilbury, S, Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer (Verbal Communication). SHG23297.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7321 0378 (47m by 65m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC70SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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