MHG12519 - Hut circle, Cnoc Na Gamhna

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Type and Period (2)

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

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GR corrected to one hut, others recored separately - HAW 3/2004

NC63NE 14 688 363.
Enclosures (NR) (five shown) (NC 689 362) Enclosures (NR) (four shown)
OS 6"map, (1963)

On shoulder of Cnoc na Gamhna are numerous mounds with a few hut circles interpersed among them.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

There are nine hut circles in association with field clearance heaps. Visited by OS (E G C) 8 May 1961.

This is a settlement of ten hut circles (A-J), including a newly recognised one (J) at NC 6997 3619, situated on W facing hillside. Re-afforestation of the general area obscures or has destroyed many of the field clearance heaps.
Huts A, C-E and I have all been mutilated to some extent by deep-ploughing and tree-planting - recoverable details of the last one in particular are very scant; the remaining huts are in clearings. Excepting 'F', they are circular and internal dimensions range between 7 and 12m diameter; an entrance to most is still intact, and is from the south quarter - in 'B's case the entrance is clubbed,with a lining slab evident in its west side. The walls are generally reduced to a low, overgrown spread 2-2.5m broad, but in two noticeably robust huts (B and C) stand 1.2m high, in the east arc, and 0.6m high respectively. 'F' is very well-defined and measures 12 by 10.5m within a boulder-faced heather-covered wall, 0.8m high and an estimated 1.5m main width. The entrance from the SSE is on the line of the longer axis and is splayed; the passage is perhaps 2.6m long and opposing edging slabs give a width 0.8m inside increasing to 2m outside.
Revised at 1/10,000. Hut J - Surveyed at 1:10 560.
Visited by OS (J M) 29 March 1977.


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, 67, No. 204 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 6887 3647 (439m by 609m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC63NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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