MHG10004 - Airdens


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • 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.

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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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