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Loch a'Bhiocair,two hut circles and clearance cairns 800m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Latitude: 57.9714 / 57°58'17"N

Longitude: -4.0775 / 4°4'39"W

OS Eastings: 277207

OS Northings: 899907

OS Grid: NH772999

Mapcode National: GBR J79N.GXW

Mapcode Global: WH4D1.BWKW

Entry Name: Loch a'Bhiocair,two hut circles and clearance cairns 800m NW of

Scheduled Date: 6 April 1935

Last Amended: 6 March 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1822

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Golspie

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton

Traditional County: Sutherland


The monument consists of a later prehistoric settlement lying along

the face of a S-facing hill. There are two hut circles. Hut 'A'

measures 12m in diameter and probably has a S-facing entrance. There

are traces of subdivisions within this hut. Hut 'B' measures about

8.5m in diameter and probably also has a S-facing entrance. Abutting

on to the E wall of Hut 'B' at a lower level is a platform measuring about 5m N-S by about 4m. In the vicinity of the two huts are a

number of scattered stone clearance heaps from contemporary

cultivation plots.

The area to be scheduled measures about 280m SW-NE by about 270m SE-

NW, to include the round huts, the clearance cairns and an area

around in which traces of activities associated with the occupation

of the settlement will 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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