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Upper Bogrow,settlement & field system

A Scheduled Monument in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Latitude: 57.8099 / 57°48'35"N

Longitude: -4.1777 / 4°10'39"W

OS Eastings: 270705

OS Northings: 882116

OS Grid: NH707821

Mapcode National: GBR J812.R2N

Mapcode Global: WH4DR.SYTQ

Entry Name: Upper Bogrow,settlement & field system

Scheduled Date: 30 March 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4730

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Edderton

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton


A settlement of seven stone walled huts and house platforms with associated field system. The structures vary in form and size, from 6m to 16m in diameter: the walls are spread up to 3.5m wide and the entrances generally lie to the NE or SW. The field system contains numerous clearance cairns, lynchets and a few walls, best preserved around the central structures. The area to be preserved measures 800m N-S by 230m E-W to include the features described above, as detailed in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The site is of national importance as a good example of a prehistoric settlement and field system which can increase our understanding of prehistoric settlement and agriculture. It is of particular importance because the survival of different structural types can give us a greater understanding of prehistoric house construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 78 SW 37.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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