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Dalharrold, hut circle 380m NNW of

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

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Latitude: 58.3196 / 58°19'10"N

Longitude: -4.2572 / 4°15'25"W

OS Eastings: 267881

OS Northings: 938994

OS Grid: NC678389

Mapcode National: GBR H6VQ.YHD

Mapcode Global: WH398.K4ZZ

Entry Name: Dalharrold, hut circle 380m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 3 June 1965

Last Amended: 29 October 2010

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2516

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Farr

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland


The monument comprises a hut circle of later prehistoric date. The original scheduling for this monument incorporated another hut circle which has now been destroyed by quarrying, making rescheduling necessary to clarify the area protecting the surviving elements of the monument.

The monument lies in moorland on a spur of land overlooking the River Naver, at around 70m OD. It is an oval building with internal measurements of approximately 7m E-W by 11m transversely. Its walls survive as heather-covered stone banks up to 2m wide by 0.8m in height. The entrance is in the S and is partially blocked with stones. There is a stone clearance heap to the E and two clearance cairns to the WNW.

The area proposed for scheduling is a clipped circle on plan, to include the remains described and an area around within which material related to the construction and use of the hut circle may be expected to survive, as shown in red on the attached map extract. The scheduling extends up to, but excludes the fenceline on the NE, to allow for its maintenance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of upland prehistoric settlement and economy. It will provide evidence for the nature and date of construction and occupation. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded by NMRS as NC 63 NE 9.

Original scheduling file no. SC 25571/1A

This hut circle was originally scheduled with NC 63 NE 7: however, the latter has now been destroyed by a forestry road and is to be de-scheduled. This re-scheduling will ensure that only the remaining hut circle is scheduled under index no. 2516.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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