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Craigie Howe,hut circle 360m ENE of The Kennels

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Latitude: 57.534 / 57°32'2"N

Longitude: -4.2061 / 4°12'21"W

OS Eastings: 268020

OS Northings: 851458

OS Grid: NH680514

Mapcode National: GBR H8ZT.B2C

Mapcode Global: WH4G3.CWCS

Entry Name: Craigie Howe,hut circle 360m ENE of The Kennels

Scheduled Date: 4 October 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5076

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Knockbain

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument comprises a hut circle measuring 10.2m by 8.3m within a wall up to 1.9m wide. The entrance is not clear. A linear earthwork runs just to the SSE of the hut circle and represents part of a field system of contemporary date. The area to be scheduled includes the hut circle, the linear earthwork and an area around in which traces

of activities associated with the occupation of the settlement will survive. The area measures 35m SW-NE by 40m NW-SE and is shown in red on the attached plan.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved field monument and because it has the potential to increase our understanding of prehistoric round house construction and agricultural practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 65 SE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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