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Loch Beag na Fuaralachd, prehistoric settlement 950m south west of south west end of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.1011 / 58°6'3"N

Longitude: -4.3764 / 4°22'35"W

OS Eastings: 260041

OS Northings: 914919

OS Grid: NC600149

Mapcode National: GBR H7K9.XRN

Mapcode Global: WH3B5.RM6Z

Entry Name: Loch Beag na Fuaralachd, prehistoric settlement 950m SW of SW end of

Scheduled Date: 21 October 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5401

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

Description

This monument consists of a hut circle and traces of a field system which are located on a S facing hill side. The hut circle measures 9 by 8m within a wall which consists of a rubble spread 2.5m wide and up to 0.7m high. The entrance of the house is on the SE. The field system consists of 12 or more clearance cairns which surround the house and a linear earthwork along the slope to the N. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 100m E-W by 70m N-S, to include the foundations of the round house and the field system, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved prehistoric settlement which contains information on the social life and farming practices of its prehistoric inhabitants. The hut circle will also incorporate important information on the structure and date of buildings of this type.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NC61SW 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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