MHG10981 - Loch Ma Naire
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Type and Period (1)
- HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
NC75SW 5 729 538.
(A: NC 7294 5384) Enclosure (NR), (B: NC 7295 5383 and C: NC 7295 5379) Hut Circles (NR)
OS 6"map, (1964)
Two hut circles and one enclosure accompanied by a few field clearance heaps.
Visited by OS (J L D) 5 May 1960.
This is a settlement of three hut circles (A - C) on level, open ground scarred by old peat-cuttings. Half a dozen stony mounds nearby indicate associated field clearance.
Hut A, probably one of two earthen circles, above Loch Ma Naire" noted by Horsburgh (1870) measures 10.5 by 9.0m internally within a low wall spread to 2.0m broad. The entrance is on the shorter axis in the east arc.
B measures 7.5 by 6.5m internally and has an entrance from the south quarter on the line of the long axis; the wall is spread to 2.0m broad. The wall exterior at the west side of the entrance expands into a mound 3.5m diameter by 0.5m high.
C is poorly preserved, only the west half remaining to an appreciable degree. It would have been about 6.0m internal diameter; an entrance position is no longer evident.
Revised at 1:10,000.
J Horsburgh 1870; Visited by OS (J M) 19 July 1977.
Horsburgh, J, 1870, 'Notes of cromlechs, duns, hut-circles, chambered cairns, and other remains, in the County of Sutherland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 7, 1866-8, pp 271-9, 273 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1182.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 7293 5382 (91m by 132m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/6341 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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