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Dalvina Lodge,settlements 700m SSE of and 1050m south of

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

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Latitude: 58.358 / 58°21'28"N

Longitude: -4.2257 / 4°13'32"W

OS Eastings: 269867

OS Northings: 943216

OS Grid: NC698432

Mapcode National: GBR H6YM.T9D

Mapcode Global: WH4B7.251Z

Entry Name: Dalvina Lodge,settlements 700m SSE of and 1050m S of

Scheduled Date: 11 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5565

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse; Secular: settlement, including deserted,

Location: Farr

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland


This monument consists of two prehistoric hut circles and the remains of two distinct, but adjacent, cleared settlements.

One hut circle, which measures 12m in diameter, lies within the fields of the S cleared settlement. The second hut circle is about 10m in diameter and lies to the SSW of the N cleared settlement. The two post medieval settlements, Auchenrach and Achupresh, were both outlying settlements connected with the township of Rosal. It has been suggested that they originated as a result of the land reclamation which was occurring at the time of the Clearances. Auchenrach consists of an enclosure containing four acres, a long-house, an outhouse and a yard. There are possible indications of earlier buildings on this site. At Achupresh the enclosure contains six acres, two long houses, a corn-drying kiln, at least one outhouse and a yard. A third enclosure to the SW of Achupresh contains possible traces of cultivation, but no buildings. The two settlements were presumably cleared at the same time as Rosal, in 1814-18.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 570m N-S by 600m NE-SW, but excludes the modern road and the fence line to the W of the road. The area includes the hut circles, the cleared settlements and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and occupation of these structures may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monuments are of national importance for their potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric and post medieval domestic life and agricultural practice. The post medieval settlements also have potential to add to the understanding of the process of the Clearances in this area of Scotland. Their value is enhanced by their documented association with the well-studied settlement at Rosal.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monuments as NC64SE 40, NC64SE 2-4 and NC74SW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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