Scheduled Monument

Tulach Bad a'Choilich, hut circles, settlement and cairns 400m ENE ofSM3475

Status: Designated

Documents

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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.

Summary

Date Added
19/08/1974
Last Date Amended
10/05/2000
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field clearance cairn, cairnfield; hut circle, roundhouse, Secular: settlement, including deserted and depopulated and townships
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Latheron
NGR
ND 10469 24191
Coordinates
310469, 924191

Description

The monument comprises a group of at least 6 prehistoric hut circles or enclosures, 2 later rectangular foundations, traces of field walling and a scatter of field clearance cairns. It was partially scheduled in 1974, as two separate groups of small protected areas, but these were inadequate to cover even the most visible of these archaeological remains. This extension rectifies the situation.

The monument lies on a hill shoulder which protrudes into Strath Cuil from the E, at a height of between 320m and 400m above sea level. The hut circles are round or oval on plan, and measure between 8m and 13m across. 5 of the six lie in the S end of the area proposed for scheduling, together with a small number of field clearance cairns. The 6th hut circle lies towards the N end, and is bracketed by 2 later, rectangular, dwelling foundations. This northern area has rather more field clearance cairns and also traces of boundary walling. All of the remains are covered by moorland heather.

The area now to be scheduled is irregular on plan. It measures a maximum of 420m NW-SE by 320m NNE-SSW, to include all of the features mentioned above and an area between and around them in which evidence relating to their construction and use is likely to survive. The area is indicated in red on the accompanying map extract.

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