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Creagan Reamhan,farmstead,kiln and fields 300m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.9177 / 57°55'3"N

Longitude: -4.2283 / 4°13'41"W

OS Eastings: 268096

OS Northings: 894205

OS Grid: NH680942

Mapcode National: GBR H7XS.ZWJ

Mapcode Global: WH4DC.08T2

Entry Name: Creagan Reamhan,farmstead,kiln and fields 300m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 24 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4505

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Dornoch

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton

Traditional County: Sutherland

Description

The monument includes a longhouse and four rectangular enclosures of two constructional phases, a small building having at its W end a filled-in cornkiln and a kaleyard. It also contains an area of rig and furrow SW of the buildings and, further west, lazy beds. A turf and stone dyke encloses the farmstead and fields.

The area to be scheduled includes the subjects described above and measures up to 330m WNW/ESE by up to 145m transversely as delineated in red on the attached map but excludes the stob and wire fence which forms the S boundary and an unmarked similar fence to its north.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an exceptionally good example of a small farmstead of the 18th century or earlier including good examples of each of the main components of such farmsteads; a house and small outbuildings, a cornkiln at the end of its own small building, rig and lazy beds, and a head dyke enclosing them.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the site as NH69SE 25.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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