MHG10771 - Achcheargary

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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

NC75NW 19 7188 5500.

(NC 7188 5500) Hut Circle (NR) (NC 7190 5497) Cairns (NR) (Five shown) OS 6"map, (1964)

A hut-circle, cut through by a fence and accompanied by field clearance heaps, lying on an east-facing slope, beside the river.
The hut-circle consists of an earth and stone bank, 7m in diameter, with an entrance in the SE. The clearance heaps range from 3m to 6m in diameter and from 0.5m to 1.2m in height. That at NC 7191 5498 appears to be partly surrounded by a slight bank.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (J L D) 5 May 1960.

The hut circle is turf-covered and mutilated, measuring 5.0m in diameter within a low, vague wall of uncertain width.
The 'cairns' shown on the OS 6"map are turf-covered clearance heaps associated with the hut. Recent cultivation has occurred in the area and strips of linear clearance are presumably of this later date.
Revised at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (J B) 18 December 1978.


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, 84, No. 244 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7182 5492 (142m by 174m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC75SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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