MHG10004 - Airdens

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Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH69SW 2 6179 9357.

(NH 6179 9357) Hut Circle (NR)
OS 6" map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1907)

At Airdens, on a ridge some 80 yards SE of the targets, are the remains of a hut circle 30' in diameter within a 4' thick bank, with entrance from the E.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

This stone-walled hut, on a ridge, is 9.5m in diameter, within a wall spread to c.1.5m in the W, splaying to c.2.2m at the entrance, defined by a gap in the E. No details of the entrance are evident. The inner face is visible around most of the periphery, but no outer facing stones are evident.
A number of stone clearance heaps, probably of contemporary cultivation plots, may also be seen in the vicinity.
Hut circle surveyed at 1:2500 (OS {R D L}).
Visited by OS (R D L) 4 June 1963 and (N K B) 6 October 1969.

No change.
Visited by OS (J B) 29 August 1980.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 28, No. 70 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6183 9354 (155m by 110m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH69SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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