MHG10596 - Aberscross Burn

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Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC70SE 4 768 009.

(Centred NC 768 009) Tumuli (NR)
OS 6"map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1907)

On the W flank of Aberscross Hill is a large group of mounds 12ft across. To the E of Aberscross Burn and almost due E of the last group of mounds N of Aberscross is a hut circle, 12ft internal diameter. Though details are obscure the bank on the E side of the NE entrance appears to project 6ft beyond that on the opposite side making the passage some 11ft 6ins long on the E side, and about 5ft 6ins on the other.
RCAHMS 1911.

These mounds are stone clearance heaps of a field-system of a type usually found in association with hut circles, but no huts can be identified within the system (but see NC70SE 21).
The feature identified by the RCAHMS as a hut circle cannot be located, its description is unlike that of a typical Sutherland hut being rather small, and its authenticity is in doubt.
On the E edge of the field system are remains of a building with associated field walls.
Visited by OS (R D L) 15 April 1964 and (J M) 17 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, 95-6, No. 279 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7688 0096 (262m by 225m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC70SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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