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Wag Hill,settlement 1150m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.276 / 58°16'33"N

Longitude: -3.5075 / 3°30'26"W

OS Eastings: 311680

OS Northings: 932920

OS Grid: ND116329

Mapcode National: GBR K6QV.D0X

Mapcode Global: WH5D3.371V

Entry Name: Wag Hill,settlement 1150m NE of

Scheduled Date: 21 October 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5151

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: settlement, including deserted, depopulated and townships

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness


This monument consists of a post medieval settlement and part of an associated field system. The settlement consists of five buildings, including a long house, two rectangular buildings, a kiln barn and a possible barn. To the E of the houses is a stone-walled enclosure and traces of rig and furrow are visible to the S and SE of the settlement. The area to be scheduled measures 180m E-W by 130m N-S, to include the settlement and an area of the field system, 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 post medieval settlement, land use and also the process of the Clearances in this area of Caithness. The settlement appears to form a single farming unit. The buildings on this site are particularly well preserved and incorporate important architectural information.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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