MHG41716 - Field system, The Ord


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NC50NE 54 572 061.

(A: NC 5721 0612, B: NC 5727 0607) Two hut circles noted.
Visited by OS (A A) 8 June 1971.

Centred at NC 572 061 on terraces in the gentle north slopes of Ord Hill are two, possibly three stone-walled huts within a small field system, which is separated from the main Ord Hill settlement (NC50NE 13) by marshy ground. Huts A and B are of simple form, and identical in shape and size, being 10.0m internal diameter within a tumbled wall spread to 2.5m broad. Peat growth obscures structural details of the huts, though B is marginally better-preserved. The entrance gaps are in the SE arc, that to A being 4.0m wide. Some 20.0m SSW of hut B is an earth and stone bank 2.5m wide forming an arc about 8.5m across internally ©; it is probably the remains of a hut.
The area around the huts has been cultivated, evidenced by the smooth appearance of the ground, five or six scattered clearance heaps, and a well-preserved stony lynchet north of hut B, but peat build-up obscures any pattern of field plots which may have existed.
Surveyed at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (N K B) 27 July 1976.

Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (J B) 13 March 1979.

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Topographically surveyed in Spring 2010. Clearance cairn at HC 57250 06128, 4m in diameter, 0.8m high. Erosion scar on N side. The cairn is covered in deep heather. Curving lynchet along the NW edge of level ground at HC57250 906128. Approximately 0.5m high and 45m long.
Covered in deep heather. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NC 5720 0609 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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