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Dalvina Lodge,hut circles 320m south east and 450m south east of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.3628 / 58°21'46"N

Longitude: -4.2239 / 4°13'26"W

OS Eastings: 269987

OS Northings: 943746

OS Grid: NC699437

Mapcode National: GBR H6YM.FWS

Mapcode Global: WH4B7.22W9

Entry Name: Dalvina Lodge,hut circles 320m SE and 450m SE of

Scheduled Date: 11 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5564

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Farr

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland

Description

The monument consists of the remains of 3 hut circles and traces of cultivation on a W-facing hill slope.

The W hut circle measures about 12m in diameter within a low wall. The central hut circle is 10.5m in diameter within a more substantial wall and has an entrance to the SE. There are traces of other prehistoric enclosures and cultivation in the vicinity of this hut. The E hut circle is largely destoyed by later cultivation, with only

its E section surviving. The hut appears to be overlain by narrow cord-rig cultivation, which may itself be of prehistoric date.

The area to be scheduled measures about 220m NW-SE by 85m SW-NE, to include the hut circles, the prehistoric cultivation and an area around these structures in which traces of activities associated with their construction and use may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric domestic life and farming practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NC64SE 10 and NC74SW 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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