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Dremergid, hut circles and field system 400m north of

A Scheduled Monument in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.0305 / 58°1'49"N

Longitude: -4.1387 / 4°8'19"W

OS Eastings: 273797

OS Northings: 906592

OS Grid: NC737065

Mapcode National: GBR J74H.QXR

Mapcode Global: WH4CT.DFF3

Entry Name: Dremergid, hut circles and field system 400m N of

Scheduled Date: 6 April 1935

Last Amended: 6 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1853

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse; Secular: field system

Location: Rogart

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton

Traditional County: Sutherland

Description

The monument to be scheduled is a complex of hut circles, field clearance cairns and a field system. Part of the monument is already scheduled, and this rescheduling corrects and extends the earlier scheduling, which was inadequately defined.

The largest of the hut circles is 13m in diameter within a wall that still stands 1m high. It has an entrance on its SE side and there are facing stones still visible on the inside of the wall face. The hut circle has been cut into the slope and its internal surface is 1m lower than the surrounding ground surface. A stone wall runs from the NE side of the entrance across to the inside face of the hut wall. A second hut circle lies on the S side of the larger one and is 10m in diameter with a wall 0.5m high. 65m W of the circles is a horseshoe-shaped enclosure which measures 14m from E to W and is 7m across. The possible remains of a field system are represented by a stone boundary wall that runs past the S side of the southern hut circle and by several stone clearance heaps in the vicinity of the horseshoe-shaped enclosure.

The area to be scheduled is a quadrilateral which measures a maximum of 155m NNW to SSE by 90m WSW to ENE and excludes the fence line to the SSE, to include the hut circles, enclosure and remains of field system, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as the well preserved remains of two hut circles, an enclosure and a field system. It has the potential to provide information about later prehistoric domestic architecture and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Bibliography

Bibliography:

RCAHMS (1911) Sutherland, 175, no. 503.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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