MHG12141 - Rhiconich


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Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 560 AD)

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NC25SE 3 2527 5192.

NC 252 519. An oval hut, 24 ft by 15 ft, with remains of a crude hearth against one wall.
T C Welsh 1969.

At NC 2527 5192, in a sheltered S-facing position high up in the NW shoulder of a hill, are the denuded remains of a hut circle set into the slope. The wall is tumbled and partially heather-covered, but occasional slabs of inner facing are discernible, indicating an approximate internal diameter of 5.5m; an entrance position would seem to be from the S. In the level interior, a pile of loose stones against the NW arc, the alleged 'crude hearth', is probably a collapsed lambing pen or similar. The environs of the hut circle is heather-cropped, generally stone-free ground, with four or five stone clearance heaps visible (see also NC25SE 4).
Surveyed at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (J M) 5 June 1980.

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Grid reference Centred NC 2527 5192 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC25SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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