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Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

Nearest Town:Dornoch (16km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   NC746042 / Sheet: 16
Latitude:58° 0' 33.77" N
Longitude:   4° 7' 20.9" W

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This area is full of hut circles, cairns and other traces.
My friend, the Rev. Mr. Joass of Eddertoun (Ross-shire) has been prosecuting similar researches to my own with great vigour [..] his notes of exploration are so exceedingly interesting that I prefer incorporating them in their entirety [..]

" In Rogart [..] I found similar pairs of [hut] circles associated with tumuli , which latter are connected, in the traditions of the district, with battles fought between the McKays and Sutherlands within the historic period. Such stories frequently spring up to suit the circumstances of particular localities. The kists of these tumuli indicate that they were not the hurriedly got-up graves of those who fell in battle, but the burial places of detached settlements [..]"
Some Further Notes upon Pre-Historic Hut-Circles, by G E Roberts. J of the Anth. Soc of London (vol 3, 1865).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
9th February 2011ce