MHG12038 - Loch Borralie
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Type and Period (1)
- ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
NC36NE 6 3857 6768.
(NC 3857 6768) Hut Circle (NR)
OS 6"map, (1962)
R W K Reid 1968. <1>
A sub-oval enclosure, situated on low ground NW of the northern inlet of Loch Borralaidh, found and classified as a hut circle by the previous field investigator. It measures 5.0m NE-SW by 4.0m internally. It is delimited in the SW half by a limestone crag up to 1.5m high and in the NE by intermittent toothed or pointed slabs on edge averaging 0.5m high and backed by a small scatter of stones. No entrance is visible. The location and structural details of the feature are most unlike those encountered in hut circles.
Visited by OS (J L D) 10 April 1960 and (J B) 27 November 1978.
Remains of enigmatic structure, tucked into right-angle quarried face in side of outcrop. Gap between edges of quarried face is bridged by a turf- and bracken-covered double-skinned stone wall base, c 2 m wide. Some of the stones are orthostatic The area enclosed measures 3.85 m N/S by 5.4 m internally.
Possible prehistoric structure. Marked enclosure on O.S. map.
Low lying ground at mouth of Hakon's Bowl, near north-west shore of Loch Borralie. Overlooks mouth of bowl.
Recommendations: Control bracken. <2><3>
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Reid, R W K. 1968. 'Prehistoric settlement in Durness', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 99 1966-7, p.21-53. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 21-53. 39, No. 47.
- <2> Dataset/Database File: Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). 2003. Site gazetteer: Loch Borralie, Kyle of Durness. Site 112.
- <3> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Lelong, O and MacGregor, G. 2003. Loch Borralie, Kyle of Durness: Project 950. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). Digital. Site 112.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 3856 6768 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)|
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Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/4818 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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