MHG6349 - Smithy Ridge
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Type and Period (1)
- HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
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.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5718 7480 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12977 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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