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Creag Innse Chomhraig, hut circles SSW of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.0189 / 58°1'7"N

Longitude: -4.3316 / 4°19'53"W

OS Eastings: 262366

OS Northings: 905675

OS Grid: NC623056

Mapcode National: GBR H7PJ.DMQ

Mapcode Global: WH3BL.FQK1

Entry Name: Creag Innse Chomhraig, hut circles SSW of

Scheduled Date: 16 June 1939

Last Amended: 6 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1882

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Lairg

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland

Description

The monument comprises the remains of two hut circles and associated features, located on the N side of the public road. The hut circles are already scheduled, but the area is not sufficient to protect all of the associated archaeological remains. This rescheduling corrects this deficiency.

The first of the hut circles has an internal diameter of 9.0m N-S by 8.0m and a surrounding wall that is between 1.5m to 2.0m wide and 0.3m high. It has an entrance on its S side. The second hut circle has been damaged by the road and has lost its S wall although most of the circle does survive. The area between the two circles contains the remains of a dyke which may either indicate a former road line or a head dyke.

The area to be scheduled is irregular on plan and measures 100m WNW-ESE by 50m NNE-SSW as indicated in red on the accompanying map. It is bounded to the S by the fence along the N side of the road.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is a good field example of hut circles and is also of national importance for its capacity to provide information about the construction and use of prehistoric domestic buildings.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NC 60 NW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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