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Loch Tigh na Creige, settlement 650m west of west end of loch

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.0502 / 58°3'0"N

Longitude: -4.3661 / 4°21'58"W

OS Eastings: 260448

OS Northings: 909236

OS Grid: NC604092

Mapcode National: GBR H7LG.2S6

Mapcode Global: WH3BC.XX2H

Entry Name: Loch Tigh na Creige, settlement 650m W of W end of loch

Scheduled Date: 28 October 1991

Last Amended: 3 March 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5153

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: barn

Location: Lairg

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland

Description

The monument comprises a Post Medieval settlement consisting of a group of building foundations and associated walled enclosures. The settlement is named as Torbrec on a map of 1868. This monument is already scheduled, and this rescheduling is solely to rectify defects in the original description. The scheduled area remains the same.

The monument includes the foundations of one long-house, an out-house and associated field walls running down from the buildings towards a stream to the SSW. The long-house is 25m by 5m with walls surviving to 1.5m high.

The area to be scheduled is an irregular quadrilateral and measures a maximum of 140m approximately NNE-SSW along its longest, W, side and 80m approximately WNW-ESE along its SSW side. The SSW boundary is formed by a fence, which is not included in the scheduling. The area includes the buildings, enclosures and field walls, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of post medieval settlement and economic organisation. The settlement area, the enclosure system and part of the infield survive at this site. This is one of an important group of post medieval settlements in this area of forestry.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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