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Invershin Primary School, settlement 760m north east of and 750m ENE of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.95 / 57°56'59"N

Longitude: -4.4 / 4°23'59"W

OS Eastings: 258055

OS Northings: 898148

OS Grid: NH580981

Mapcode National: GBR H7HQ.C8W

Mapcode Global: WH3BY.DF0V

Entry Name: Invershin Primary School, settlement 760m NE of and 750m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 1 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5462

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Creich (Highland)

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland

Description

This monument consists of the remains of the foundations of several round houses and also traces of associated field systems in two forestry clearings on a W-facing hill slope.

The NW clearing contains the remains of 2 stone-walled houses and an associated field system. One house is visible as an oval platform measuring about 15m by 12m bounded by the ill-defined traces of a stone wall. The foundations of the second house are about 12.5m in diameter between the centres of a wall spread to roughly 3m. The entrance is in the S. In close proximity are a number of cairns and lynchets indicating an area of former cultivation.

The SE clearing contains a single house, which is set into the slope and measures 12m in diameter. The wall is 2.5m wide at the rear and splays to 3.5m to either side of the entrance, which is to the SSW. In this area there are traces of former cultivation, indicated by several clearance cairns.

Two areas are to be scheduled: the NW area measures 155m N-S by 75m E-W, the SE area is 110m NNE-SSW by 75m WNW-ESE, to include the hut circles, field systems and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the building and use of the huts will survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric agricultural organisation and domestic life.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NH 59 NE 9 and 13.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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