Kinbrace Station, settlement and field system E and SE ofSM1874
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- Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system; hut circle, roundhouse
- Local Authority
- NC 86614 31281
- 286614, 931281
The monument comprises a very extensive prehistoric settlement, of which only a single hut circle is presently scheduled. This proposal extends the scheduled area to cover the whole of the settlement and its associated field systems.
The monument comprises an area on the lower NW, W and SW flanks of Creag nan Caorach, within which occur at least 17 sub-circular house remains of the type usually called hut circles. These are a variety of forms, falling into two broad categories. One, consisting of 8 examples, is of thick-walled construction, walls of up to 3m on the circumference and nearer 4m across at the entrance, enclosing sub-circular areas of up to 11m diameter. The second category is much more slightly walled, with wall thicknesses of 1m to 1.5m and diameters of 6m to 8m approximately. The two categories lie intermingled on the hillside. Around the hut circles are a number of irregular enclosures which probably represent cultivation plots, some stretches of lynchets and banks, and a large number of heaps of stones, probably representing field clearance.
The area to be scheduled is irregular, bounded in part on the W by the E side of the public road and on the E by the W side of an old road higher up the hill. The SW vertex of the area to be scheduled coincides with an Ordnance Survey benchmark. The area measures approximately 1400m from just E of N to just S of W by a maximum of 340m transversely. It includes all of the hut circles and associated features mentioned above together with an area between and around them in which evidence relating to their construction and use, and contemporary agricultural use of the area, is likely to survive. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.
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