MHG10020 - Swordale Wood

Summary

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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.


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, 24, No. 62 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Map

Location

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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