MHG11682 - Mound Junction


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Type and Period (3)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Undated)
  • LYNCHET (Undated)

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(A: NH 7045 9861; B: NH 7039 9867) Hut Circles (NR)
OS 6" map, (1969)

Two stone-walled huts, with an occasional lynchet and a field wall, probably the remains of associated cultivation plots.
'A' measures 9.6m in diameter internally, occasional inner facing stones being visible in a wall spread to c.3.0m all round. The simple entrance is in the ESE. A bank described by RCAHMS (1911), which extends eastwards from a point 10' N of the entrance, is a reduced field wall, but a 10' long arm, described as extending from the S side of the entrance, has been destroyed by the construction of a road which encroaches on the S wall of the hut.
'B' measures 11'5m in diameter internally, occasional inner facing stones being visible in a wall spread to c.3.0m increasing to c.3.5m at the simple entrance in the ESE. There are interior divisions as planned by RCAHMS, but these may be due to quarrying which has also mutilated the entrance and an area outside the entrance. The "bank" described and planned by RCAHMS, running from the N side of the entrance is part of a lynchet.
RCAHMS 1911, Visited 1909; Visited by OS (W D J) 9 April 1964 and (R L) 5 November 1964.

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, 45-6, Nos. 128-9; plan fig. 17 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7043 9865 (87m by 82m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH79NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

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