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Balcraggie Lodge,four hut circles 300m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.2526 / 58°15'9"N

Longitude: -3.4628 / 3°27'46"W

OS Eastings: 314246

OS Northings: 930258

OS Grid: ND142302

Mapcode National: GBR K6TX.GHS

Mapcode Global: WH5D3.ST7T

Entry Name: Balcraggie Lodge,four hut circles 300m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1974

Last Amended: 22 January 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3521

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution

to an understanding of prehistoric and post-medieval settlement and

land use and the process of the Clearances in this area of the Highlands. The hut foundations are well-preserved and may retain information on the architecture of prehistoric houses.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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