MHG11510 - Rhinamain

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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

Hut Circle (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

The remains of a hut circle, set on a natural knoll, with associated field clearance lying to the west. The hut has been 8m in diameter and comprises a slight earth and stone bank spread to 2.5m and averaging 0.3m in height. The entrance 1.5m wide, is in the south.
Surv at 1:2500. RCAHMS 1911; Visited by OS (WDJ) 28 6 1963.

This hut circle of simple form, now overgrown with heather, measures 7m N-S by 6m E-W within a tumbled wall of earth and stone, 0.3m high and spread to 2.5m broad. The entrance 1.5m wide, is in S.
Along ridge to SW are five or six stone clearance heaps of a minor field system, but no measurable cultivation plots are discernible.
Revised at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 27 July 1976.

This site was visited, along with MHG11843, as part of a walkover survey in April 2009. The hut circle occupies a separate knoll to the NE, while the field clearance piles appear to arrange in two rows, one on the top of the ridge consisting of four low heather covered mounds and at the base of slope to the north a row of three more. Immediately to the west of these runs a recently inserted water main (Photos 5-7). <1>


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, 143, No. 413 (Text/Report). SHG2657.


<1> Dagg, C, 2009, Achany Windfarm, Lairg, Sutherland, Underground Grid Connection: Archaeological Evaluation, Site 3 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25267.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 5836 0528 (110m by 112m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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