MHG12297 - Am Breac-Leathaid


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Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC51SE 7 5860 1238.

(NC 5862 1240) Hut Circle (NR)
OS 1:10,000 map (1970)

Discovered during field investigation is a hut circle accompanied by at least six enclosures and numerous field clearance heaps. The hut circle, measuring 8.4m in diameter, has a grassy, stone bank 1.0m thick and 0.4m high with an entrance in the SE. The enclosures vary in diameter from 6.0m to 14.5m and comprise grassed-over earth and stone banks, the best preserved having a maximum external height of 1.1m and an internal height of 0.4m. Most of the entrances are in the SE. The whole area has been afforested and all the features mutilated by forestry ploughing.
Visited by OS (EGC) 4 April 1964

The feature annotated as a hut circle at NC 5862 1240 is a modern sheepfold surviving to its original height. The stone-walled hut at NC 5860 1238 is that described in the previous field report, but severely mutilated by forestry ploughing and planting and obscured by bracken. There is no trace of the enclosures noted; dense afforestation covers the whole area.
Surveyed at 1:10 000.
Visited by OS (JB) 13 August 1976

New information about this site was gathered during a walkover survey that took place between November 2010 and January 2011. Please see the linked report for full details. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NC 5861 1239 (33m by 24m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC51SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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