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Dalvina Lodge,hut circle and field system 1130m SSW of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.3545 / 58°21'16"N

Longitude: -4.2342 / 4°14'3"W

OS Eastings: 269354

OS Northings: 942842

OS Grid: NC693428

Mapcode National: GBR H6XN.367

Mapcode Global: WH392.X8WP

Entry Name: Dalvina Lodge,hut circle and field system 1130m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 17 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5627

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

This monument consists of a prehistoric settlement on a NW-facing hill slope.

The settlement consists of a single hut circle and associated field system. The hut circle measures 11m NE-SW by 10m NW-SE within a stone wall spread to 2.5m wide and up to 0.9m high. The entrance to the hut circle is in the SW. The field system consists of clearance cairns and lynchets in the area surrounding the hut circle.

The area to be scheduled measures 105m N-S by 80m E-W, to include the hut circle, the field system and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the settlement 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 agricultural practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NC64SE 24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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