MHG10020 - Swordale Wood


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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 35 621 907.

(A: NH 6211 9072) Hut Circle (NR)
OS 1/10,000 map, (1971)

On an afforested SW-facing slope, are two circular stone- walled huts (A and B) and several stone clearance heaps (termed 'mounds' by the RCAHMS 1911) probably of contemporary plots.
Hut 'A' (RCAHMS 1911, OS {W D J}) is visible as a circular platform about 9.5m in diameter, bounded by a denuded wall spread to about 2.0m wide, which is destroyed on the SE by a wall and ditch. No entrance is apparent.
'B', at NH 6217 9073, measures 13.0m in diameter between the centres of an ill-defined wall spread to about 4.0m all round. No entrance is evident.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (W D J) 11 June 1963 and (N K B) 17 October 1969.

Hut 'B' surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (A A) 27 September 1973.

No change.
Both huts surveyed at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (N K B) 7 October 1980.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6216 9073 (147m by 162m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH69SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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