MHG62938 - Field system - Drumashie Moor


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

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Field system at Dumashie Moor.

Centred at NH 631 360 on an undulating SE-facing hillside, is a settlement of three stone-walled huts (A - C) and an associated field system. (All measurements of huts are given between wall centres.)
Hut 'A' measures c. 11.0m in diameter with a wall spread to c. 2.0m all round. Only one outer facing stone is visible, in the S arc. The simple entrance in the E arc is mutilated.
'B' measures c. 13.0m NW-SE by c. 11.5m with a wall spread to c. 3.0m all round. No entrance can be seen.
'C' is c. 12.0m in diameter with a wall spread to c. 2.5m all round. Several outer facing stones are evident in the NE. Flanking the N side of the simple, mutilated entrance in the SE arc is a prostrate slab, possibly a portal stone, measuring 1.2m by 0.8m.
The field system is comprised mainly of ruined field walls, and occasional stone clearance heaps and lynchets, but details of cultivation plots have been obscured by previous afforestation.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. (Visible on OS air photograph 67.198.037.)
Visited by OS (N K B) 17 April 1970.

On Environment Agency LiDAR and vertical aerial photographs the field system is considerably larger than that originally surveyed by the OS. However, whether it is all contemporay with the hut circles or is later is unclear. <1> <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6302 3612 (723m by 762m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH63NW
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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