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Invershin Primary School, settlement 600m east of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.9429 / 57°56'34"N

Longitude: -4.3968 / 4°23'48"W

OS Eastings: 258215

OS Northings: 897353

OS Grid: NH582973

Mapcode National: GBR H7JQ.SW5

Mapcode Global: WH3BY.FMJ8

Entry Name: Invershin Primary School, settlement 600m E of

Scheduled Date: 9 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5498

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 an extensive area of prehistoric settlement on a W-facing hillslope to either side of a E-W running burn. There are remains of 3 hut circles to the N of the Allt na Ciste Duibhe. Associated with the hut circles are lynchets, field walls and clearance heaps which indicate the location of prehistoric cultivation. To the S of the burn are traces of three hut circles associated with field walls and clearance cairns. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 1030m NNW-SSE by a maximum of 555m WSW-ENE, to include the hut circles and traces of cultivation, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric domestic organisation, settlement patterns and land use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NH 59 NE 10 and 11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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