MHG11731 - Hut circle, Skelbo Wood

Summary

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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

NH79SE 11 7835 9442 to 7850 9435.

(NH 7835 9442) Hut Circle (NR), (NH 783 942 and NH 786 943) Cairns (NR) OS 6" map, (1960)

A hut circle, the 'outer circle' surviving to a height of 1 1/2 to 2ft (ONB 9 1873).
There are a number of small mounds in the vicinity of the cairn (NH79SE 5) (RCAHMS 1911)
Name Book 1873; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

In Skelbo Wood are the remains of a stone-walled hut, c9m in diameter between wall centres, now so mutilated by afforestation that the wall thickness and position of the entrance cannot be ascertained. The few 'cairns' surviving of those published on OS 6" are stone clearance heaps, probably from a contemporary field system.
Revised at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 11 November 1969.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 9, 45 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3399.


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, 49, No. 140 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7849 9437 (456m by 312m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

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