MHG10702 - Cnoc Bad A'Ghille Dhuibh

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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

NC73NE 2 7891 3658.

At NC 7891 3658 is a hut circle, in association with a field system previously noted (a) and (b) as a group of mounds, probably field clearance. The situation is the gentle, lower slopes of a W-facing hillside. The hut, oval and set into a slight slope, is about 9.0 by 7.5m internally and has an entrance from the S on the line of the longer axis; the wall is reduced in the N arc, and elsewhere only shows as a low, 2.0m wide spread of peat-silted rubble. The field system, about seven and half hectares area, is denoted by heaps of stone clearance, spaced on average 10-20m apart, evenly distri- buted throughout; measurable cultivation plots are not discernible. One of the mounds, larger and distinctive from the rest,is a probable cairn (see NC73NE 8). Surveyed at 1:10,560.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (J L D) 19 May 1960 and (J M) 24 February 1960.


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, 125, No. 354 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7901 3655 (283m by 475m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC73NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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