MHG10542 - Hut circle etc, Knockarthur

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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Marked on OS (and named at) GR above - HAW 11/2003

NC70NE 5 7572 0676 and 7548 0677.

('A' NC7572 0676; 'B', NC 7548 0677) Two enclosures shown but not annotated. OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

Immediately to E of eastmost croft at at Knockarthur are remains of a hut circle and a group of small mounds.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

NC 7572 0676. A hut circle, 'A', prob that referred to by RCAHMS (1911). It measures 13m diameter between wall centres. The inner face of the wall is visible in N half as an almost contiguous wall of small slabs on edge backed by rubble. Intermittent inner facing stones protrude in S half. The hut bears an unusual and slightly questionable characteristic in S arc, where the wall and floor level drop sharply by 0.7m; this appears to be an original feature, though possibly caused by earth slip. The entrance is in SSE.
NC 7548 0677. A hut circle, 'B', 15m diameter between wall centres, levelled into an E-facing slope. The entrance is in SE.
Contemporary cultivation in the form of clearance heaps and occasional ruined field walls occur in the area.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (WDJ) 24 4 1964 and (JB) 16 July 1975.


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, 171, No. 496 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7557 0680 (322m by 103m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC70NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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