MHG12324 - Gob Mor

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(NC 577 360) Hut Circles & Enclosures (NR) (7 shown)
OS 6" map (1963)

On top of the Meall a Gob Mor, at W end is a hut circle with an entrance to S. All over the upper part of the hill are many small mounds and a few more hut circles.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909

Seven hut circles (A-G) were located and surveyed at 1:10560.
Visited by OS (WDJ) 4 May 1961

This is a settlement of nine hut circles (A-J) and an enclosure (K) in an extensive, associated field system. Huts H and J and the enclosure are newly discovered. All the huts are heather-blanketed. Internal hut dimensions with the exception of 'C' and 'E' (6.5m and 7m in diameter respectively) range from 9m by 7m to 12m by 10.5m across; walls are spread from 2-3m in width. Entrance positions are in the S or SE on the line of the long axis where applicable, except for hut 'D', where the entrance cannot be traced. The enclosure (K), oval, is in the back of a damp hollow and measures 11m N-S by 9.5m within a wall reduced to a heather-covered rubble spread 2.5m broad by 0.6m high on average; the wall in N and E rides up the slope. The interior adopts the ground lie. An entrance position is not evident. The enclosure presents the mature appearance of the hut circles and there is nothing to indicate other than an an association with them.
The field system comprises numerous stone clearance heaps, spaced on average 15m to 20m apart, occasional lynchets, and, in the proximity of huts D and E, a stretch of walling.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (JM) 26 June 1980


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, 65, No.197 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 5759 3595 (481m by 525m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC53NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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