MHG6349 - Smithy Ridge


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Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH57SE 9 5718 7480.

(NH 5718 7480) Enclosure (NR) OS 25"map, (1967)

West of the Strone peat road is Druim na Ceardaich, Smith Ridge, with a circular ruin, said to have been a smithy.
W J Watson 1904.

A circular stone-walled hut in a commanding position at E end of a low ridge. It is scarped into a slope with its E arc built up to form a platform which is surrounded by a wall spread to about 4m all round, standing to a maximum height of 1.4m in SW. It measures 19.5m in diameter between wall centres. No facing stones are evident. The simple entrance in SE is about 2.5m wide. A break in N is due to mutilation and a modern hill dyke crosses hut from N to S. The hut occurs in an afforested are and there is no trace of contemporary cultivation.
Visited by OS (A A) 4 November 1970.

This hut is as described by the previous field investigator.
Revised at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (J B) 11 November 1976.

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Grid reference Centred NH 5718 7480 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH57SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

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