MHG8045 - Creag Na Cadhaig

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (2)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 560 AD)
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

a hut circle visible as a platform measuring 10.5m NW-SE by 9m and bounded in SW by build-up and in N by a row of stones. 15.0m to the SE is a stone heap which may be a contemporary stone clearance heap but could be natural.
Surveyed at 1/10,560. Visited by OS (I S S) 3 October 1973.

Scattered small cairns are visible to the SE of this hut-circle.
RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1978.

This hut-circle is situated at an unusual position, almost on the coll of the Struie and nearly at the narrowest part of the pass. There is slight eviedence for clearance cairns to the N in an area measuring some 50m from N to S by 20m, although they are obscured by deep heather. It is more plausible that this site was, in fact, some form of cattle or sheep fold. The site was noted during a pre-afforestation survey at The Struie.
J Wordsworth (Wordsworth Archaeological Services) 6 August 1997; NMRS MS 961/27, no.1


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG3638.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG3639.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG3640.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG3641.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG3642.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG3643.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG3644.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 22, No. 176 (Text/Report). SHG2670.


Wordsworth J, 1997, An Archaeological Survey of a proposed plantation at Struie, Easter Ross (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG21289.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6520 8490 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH68SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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