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Culnacraigh,hut circle 450m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Latitude: 57.5399 / 57°32'23"N

Longitude: -4.2432 / 4°14'35"W

OS Eastings: 265819

OS Northings: 852190

OS Grid: NH658521

Mapcode National: GBR H8WS.R33

Mapcode Global: WH3DY.SRM7

Entry Name: Culnacraigh,hut circle 450m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 26 January 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4607

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Knockbain

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument comprises the remains of a circular house (a hut circle) measuring 10.5m in diameter between the centres of a grass covered wall 2m thick, situated in a clearing in a forestry plantation. The area to be scheduled measures 30m in diameter and consists of the hut circle and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use are likely to survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a representative of a type of house which rarely survives in this part of Scotland. It therefore has the potential to enhance considerably our limited understanding of prehistoric settlement, particularly the nature, and period and process of construction, of round houses.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 65 SE 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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