MHG11552 - Hut Circle and Souterrain - Ach an Fhionnfhuaraidh


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Type and Period (3)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Iron Age - 550 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • SOUTERRAIN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Enclosure with Earth House (NR)
OS 6"map, (1963)

A hut-circle with a ruinous souterrain attached, in a westerly aspect, discovered during field investigation on the north edge of abandoned 18/19th century settlement.
Visited by OS (W D J) 3 June 1961

The hut is 12.0m diameter inside a heather-covered wall spread to 2.5 broad and standing, in the N, to 1.0m. The entrance, unusually, is in the NW arc. There is another break, 1.5m wide in the S, from which extends the souterrain curving sharply to the W round the outside of the hut. It is only visible as a regular area of subsidence, about 10.0m in length by 2.0m broad, having one or two slabs lying displaced across it, and smaller stone partially visible in the sides of the collapse. An associated stony bank proceeds from the SSE quarter of the hut, in a southerly direction for about 60.0m before fading. There is no evidence of associated cultivation (but see NC 92 SW 35).
Resurveyed at 1:10 560.
Visited by OS (J M) 13 January 1977

This hut-circle is situated on a natural terrace and measures 9.7m from E to W by 8.6m transversely within a stony bank 3.5m in thickness and up to 1.1m in height. The entrance is on the WNW, and opens out onto a stony apron, to the W of which is what may be an oval enclosure. Three facing stones are visible along the bank, with a further four at the entrance.
A souterrain is entered from the SE arc of the hut-circle, arcing round to the W. Its position is marked by a cresentic-shaped hollow measuring about 8m in length by 0.6m in breadth across which there are two lintel stones. A bank springs from the SE of the hut-circle and a track runs past on the E.
The field-system comprises square and sub-rectangular plots defined by lynchets and banks, up to 1.2m in height. Rig has removed or smoothed some of the banks and an earth-and-stone bank crosses several of the plots to the SW and W of the hut-circle.
(KILD91 368)
Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 5 June 1991.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9038 2390 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC92SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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