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Salscraggie Lodge,souterrain 40m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Latitude: 58.1421 / 58°8'31"N

Longitude: -3.7023 / 3°42'8"W

OS Eastings: 299879

OS Northings: 918279

OS Grid: NC998182

Mapcode National: GBR K776.DSS

Mapcode Global: WH5DL.3M82

Entry Name: Salscraggie Lodge,souterrain 40m SW of

Scheduled Date: 12 June 1939

Last Amended: 11 May 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1884

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Kildonan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton

Traditional County: Sutherland


The monument consists of a souterrain, filled in many years ago, but with masonry surviving underground. The souterrain was discovered

when an earthen mound, about 7.5m in diameter and 2m high, was being cleared away. This mound may have been the remains of a hut circle.

The souterrain was entered by a flight of 6 steps leading into a

covered passage. The passage was 6.7m long, about 1m wide and 1.4m

high. The sides were built of boulders and the roof flagged. Within

the souterrain were found a human arm bone, and parts of 3 querns. A slight mound now marks the site of the souterrain and possible hut circle.

The area to be scheduled measures 40m in diameter, to include the souterrain, hut circle and an area around in which traces of

activities associated with the construction and use of the souterrain may survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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