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Borgie Bridge,homestead 250m east of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.4964 / 58°29'46"N

Longitude: -4.2816 / 4°16'53"W

OS Eastings: 267117

OS Northings: 958720

OS Grid: NC671587

Mapcode National: GBR H6S8.KH2

Mapcode Global: WH389.6PDZ

Entry Name: Borgie Bridge,homestead 250m E of

Scheduled Date: 6 February 1963

Last Amended: 20 November 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2134

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: homestead

Location: Farr

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland

Description

This monument is a defended homestead of probable Iron Age date situated on the edge of a natural escarpment overlooking the Borgie valley. The monument consists of a semi-circular ditch averaging 8m wide and 2m deep from which material has gone to form a flat-topped mound about 18m in diameter and 2m high. The ditch stops short of the escarpment at both ends where there are slight counterscarps. A causeway crosses the ditch in the SE. Eccentrically placed on the top of the mound is an amophous stone walled circular structure, possibly a prehistoric round house. The area to be scheduled measures 60m E-W by 50m N-S, to include the defended homestead, internal stone structure and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the building and use of the homestead may survive, 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 prehistoric defensive construction and domestic life.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is RCAHMS number NC 65 NE 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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