MHG10519 - Achnahuie

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC70NW 46 7115 0758.

(NC 7115 0758) Undescribed feature.
OS 25"map, (1968)

About 250 yards west of NC70NW 17 are three hut circles. The upper of the three occupies a slight elevation, and the bank on either side of the entrance has been carried forward and finishes square as in hut B (see NC70NW 17); there are distinct indications of the sub-division of the interior into oval compartments. About 20ft south is another hut. The third of the three huts lies immediately in rear of the first. A few small mounds lie around.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

There is one hut circle, a possiblg shieling and a fortuitous setting of large boulders.
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (R B) 1 February 1966.

At NC 7115 0758, on a slight rise, is a hut circle measuring 10.5m diameter over the scant, heather and turf-covered remains of a wall with a simple entrance in the S arc.
There are three bothy-type footings present, probably associated with the local tradition of a shieling area: one is in the hut interior and in an amorphous state; another, 5.0 by 3.0m lies 5.0m SW of the hut; the last, 4.0 by 2.5m is 13.0m NNE of the hut circle at the E side of a group of boulders. There are several stone clearance heaps nearby. Surveyed at 1:10 000.
Visited by OS (J M) 2 April 1981.

This hut-circle is situated about 850m to the NW of Achnahuie, on a terrace above boggy ground to the SW. It measures 9.5m in diameter within a stony bank 0.2m high and spread to 1.5m in thickness. The entrance is on the S (ROG95 788). About 22m to the NNE there is a subrectangular hut (ROG95 789) measuring 2.9m from N to S by 2.3m transversely within a stony bank 0.5m thick; it has an entrance in its S end.
(ROG95 788-9)
Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 5 July 1995


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, 168, No. 485 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7114 0758 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC70NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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