MHG10018 - Hut circles etc. E of Migdale Hospital


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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 33 619 915.

(A: NH 6189 9155, B: NH 6195 9156, C: NH 6197 9157) Hut Circles (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1971)

In Market Park, now a golf course, are three hut circles (A - C) and occasional stone clearance heaps, noted by the RCAHMS (1911) as mounds, near the huts and in Swordale Wood. Huts 'A' and 'B' lie on a fairway and their profiles have become flattened, leaving an appearance of 'rimmed saucers'. They measure internally 11m NNW-SSE by 9m and 11m NNW-SSE by 10m respectively. The walls are spread to 3m wide and 0.3m high internally. The entrance of 'B' is in SSE and that of 'A', though indistinct, was probably in the same arc. 'C' is severely obscured by whins; its dimensions appear similar to the other two huts. While a few scattered clearance heaps remain, modern landuse has destroyed any existing field pattern.
Revised at 1:2500. RCAMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (W D J) 10 November 1963 and (J B) 3 October 1980.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6188 9165 (363m by 383m) (5 map features)
Map sheet NH69SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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