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Loch Tigh na Creige,house 200m north of east end of

A Scheduled Monument in North, West and Central Sutherland, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.0549 / 58°3'17"N

Longitude: -4.3374 / 4°20'14"W

OS Eastings: 262158

OS Northings: 909700

OS Grid: NC621097

Mapcode National: GBR H7NF.PWP

Mapcode Global: WH3BD.BSSX

Entry Name: Loch Tigh na Creige,house 200m N of E end of

Scheduled Date: 12 October 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4569

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: house

Location: Lairg

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland

Description

The monument consists of a roofless crofthouse measuring 24m EW by 5m with a 5m long extension at the W end and an attached 10m radius semicircular sheepfold. Its walls are mortared and the original house has a fine set of half cruck sockets in both long walls. The area to

be scheduled measures 50m EW by up to 35m NS as delineated in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as part of a group of proposed schedulings in the area including a pre-clearance township, shieling groups, a farmstead and this structure which in its progression from presumed shepherds house through enlargement to abandonment and conversion into a sheepfold and now incorporation within a forestry plantation serves as a material paradigm of social and economic developments in Sutherland during the last century.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

Reference:

Mercer, R. (1980) Archaeological Field Survey in Northern Scotland 1976-1979, Number DAL 252.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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