Scheduled Monument

Casandamff,settlement and farmsteadSM5495

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
09/12/1992
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse, Secular: settlement, including deserted and depopulated and townships
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Edderton
NGR
NH 68218 82538
Coordinates
268218, 882538

Description

Three hut circles which vary in size from 11-15m in diameter, all defined by stone walls up to 3.5m wide and 1m high and with entrances in the E. The farmstead consists of a five compartment long house with ancillary buildings, stock enclosures and dykes. The area to be scheduled measures 370m NE-SW by 170m to include the structures described above, as detailed in red on the attached map.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance as it consists of well-preserved prehistoric and post medieval settlements and field systems which have the potential to enhance our understanding of prehistoric and post medieval settlement and agriculture.

References

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