MHG44842 - Field system and clearance cairns - Ranich

Summary

A field system with clearance cairns at Ranich, possibly contemporary with a hut circle.

Type and Period (2)

  • FIELD SYSTEM? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A field system with clearance cairns at Ranich, possibly contemporary with a hut circle (see MHG8660).

At NH 7114 8037, on a NE-facing slope, is a mutilated elongated oval, stone-walled hut similar to one nearby (NH68SE 13) and those at Drumnadrochit (NH53SW 7). It lies with its long axis up and down slope and measures c16.3m NE-SW by c8.0m between the centres of a wall spread to c3.5m all round. A fence clips the NW side. The entrance in the NE is ill-defined. Modern stone clearance has been thrown into the interior.
Around the hut are a number of stone clearance heaps, (one noted by Ashford (OS reviser) as 'traditionally a burial mound'), which are probably from contemporary cultivation plots.
Surveyed at 1/10,000. Visited by OS (R L) 22 October 1970.

The footings of two stone-built deserted cottages stand among small cairns and modern clearance-heaps on the edge of improved land 550m WSW of Carn a' Chait (NH78SW 7).
RCAHMS 1979, visited November 1978.

GIS spatial data amended in 2019 according to feature as drawn on old SMR 1:10,000 map. <1>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7120 8036 (300m by 172m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH78SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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