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Lochlait,settlement & field systems 400m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3932 / 57°23'35"N

Longitude: -4.4147 / 4°24'53"W

OS Eastings: 254972

OS Northings: 836222

OS Grid: NH549362

Mapcode National: GBR H9G5.QJ6

Mapcode Global: WH3FN.5F0M

Entry Name: Lochlait,settlement & field systems 400m N of

Scheduled Date: 26 January 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4608

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Inverness and Bona

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Description

The monument consists of eleven round houses within a field system, set into sloping ground. The houses are between 8m and 15m across between the centre of walls which spread from 1.5m to 3m, and are surrounded by an area in which field clearance heaps delineate irregular small fields. The area to be scheduled includes these and an area of ground within which traces of activities associated with their construction and use may survive and measures up to 300m NS by 170m EW with its sides defined by the road and the edge of the forestry clearing, except in the north.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fine example of a prehistoric nucleated settlement and associated field system which has the potential of increasing knowledge of prehistoric house types and farming practices in the 2nd and 1st millennia BC.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the site as NH 53 NW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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