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Meall Meadhonach, hut circle and field system 1200m WNW of

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

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Latitude: 58.0748 / 58°4'29"N

Longitude: -4.3634 / 4°21'48"W

OS Eastings: 260703

OS Northings: 911972

OS Grid: NC607119

Mapcode National: GBR H7LC.XPX

Mapcode Global: WH3BC.Y9BL

Entry Name: Meall Meadhonach, hut circle and field system 1200m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 12 November 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5194

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Lairg

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland


This monument is a prehistoric settlement consisting of a hut circle and traces of a field system. The hut circle is approximately 9m E-W by 10m N-S and is oval in shape with a probable S entrance which is about 2m across. The hut circle is defined by a bank 1 to 1.5m wide and about 0.5 to o.7m high. There are a series of at least 19 clearance cairns surrounding the house site on all sides. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 130m NW-SE by 120m SW-NE, to include the hut circle, the cairns and an area around them in which traces of activities associated with their use will survive, as shown in red on the attached plan.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a later prehistoric settlement site which has the potential to advance considerably our understanding of round house construction and prehistoric agricultural economy. This is one of an important group of later agricultural economy. This is one of an important group of later prehistoric settlements in this area of forestry.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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