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Wester Brae,hut circles & field system

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6255 / 57°37'31"N

Longitude: -4.2559 / 4°15'21"W

OS Eastings: 265376

OS Northings: 861743

OS Grid: NH653617

Mapcode National: GBR H8VK.R8L

Mapcode Global: WH3DK.LLLL

Entry Name: Wester Brae,hut circles & field system

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4773

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Resolis

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Cromartyshire

Description

The monument consists of a two hut circles and a field system. Hut circle A measures 9m in diameter within a stone wall spread to 2m wide. The entrance lies in the NW. Hut circle B survives as a low stony platform about 8m in diameter. The field system consists of stone clearance cairns and several field walls.

The area to be scheduled is approximately triangular and measures 325m NW/SE by up to 180m transversely, its edges being defined in the east and SW by modern field boundaries as depicted in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved field monument and through its potential to increase understanding of prehistoric house construction, settlement and farming practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NH 66 SE 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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