MHG11108 - Achanellan Burn

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Type and Period (2)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 560 AD)
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

('A': NC 7349 5239 and 'B': NC 7348 5241 and 'C': NC 7350 5245) Enclosures (NR) OS 6"map, (1964)

A group of 3 enclosures or hut circles, accompanied by field clearance.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (J L D) 6 May 1960.

This is a settlement of three heather-covered hut circles (A - C) on a westerly slope accompanied by a minor field system.
'A' measures 9.5 by 9m within a wall 0.4m high and spread to 2.5m wide. The entrance is from SE on the line of the long axis. At the entrance is an obscure sub-oval footing 4 by 5m.
'B' measures 7mdiameter within a wall spread to 2.5m broad and 0.3m high. The entrance is in S arc.
'C' measures 10 by 8m. internally; within a reduced wall spread to 2m. broad. The entrance is probably from the south-east on the line of the long axis.
The minor field system is denoted by scattered stone clearance heaps; measureable plots not evident.
Revised at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (J M) 7 September 1977.


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, 71-2, No. 216 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7346 5238 (189m by 172m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC75SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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