Scheduled Monument

Dremergid, hut circles and field system 400m N ofSM1853

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
06/04/1935
Last Date Amended
06/03/1997
Supplementary Information Updated
20/11/2018
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse, Secular: field system
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Rogart
NGR
NC 73797 6588
Coordinates
273797, 906588

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.

Statement of National Importance

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.

References

Bibliography

Bibliography:

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

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