MHG10516 - Garbh-Allt

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Type and Period (2)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(A: NC 7309 0533 and X: NC 7306 0529) Hut Circles (NR) (B: NC 7302 0545) Hut Circle (NR)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

Three hut circles (A, B and X) and an associated field system.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (N K B) 22 February 1966.

On a gentle south-west slope in open moorland are two hut circles (A and B) and an accompanying field system. The published hut at NC 7306 0529 (X) is a fortuitous setting of lynchets and linear stone clearance.
'A' measures 11.5m N-S by 10.5m across, within a reduced and peat-obscured wall; entrance is no longer evident.
'B' measures 7.5m diameter insisde a heather-covered wall spread to 2.5m and 0.3m high; the entrance is in the S.
The field system is denoted by numerous stone clearance heaps, spaced on average 5.0 to 15.0m apart, interspersed with occasional traces of lynchets and banks. No measurable plots are discernible.
Revised at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (J M) 30 April 1981.

Three hut-circles are situated on a low ridge to the S of the Garbh-allt amongst a scatter of small cairns and occasional lynchets.
The most substantial hut-circle (ROG95 276, NC 7309 0533, OS'A') is situated at the SE end of the ridge and measures 11.9m from N to S by 11.4m transversely within a stony bank spread to 2m in thickness and 0.4m in height. The entrance is on the S, and the interior is slightly dished. An arc of bank to the SE could be the remains of a further structure.
The two other hut-circles are less substantial. The NW hut-circle (ROG95 278, NC 7302 0545, OS'B') measures 8.5m from N to S by 7.7m transversely within a stony bank 2m in thickness and 0.4m in height; its interior is dished, and the terminal of the bank on the W of the entrance, which is on the S, has been expanded. The third hut-circle (ROG95 277, NC 7306 0529, OS'X') comprises no more than a platform measuring about 9m in diameter and levelled into the slope on the N side.
The small cairns (ROG95 946), which measure up to 5m in diameter and 0.4m in height, are scattered across the well-drained spine and SW flank of the ridge. Fragmentary lynchets were noted within the scatter of cairns, but no plots were discernible.
(ROG95 276-8, 946)
Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 10 May 1995


Garbh-Allt (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG18372.


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, 169, No. 492 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7302 0543 (302m by 377m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC70NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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