MHG12534 - Loch Coire Nam Feuran

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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC63NE 28 663 356.

(NC 662 356). There is a hut circle of oval form some 100 yards NE of a similar hut (This is at NC 6616 3556: see NC63NE 38).
RCAHMS 1911.

Centred at NC 663 356 are two stone-walled huts within a minor field system, including the hut noted by RCAHMS at NC 6628 3565. The latter is situated within an enclosure containing shielings (see NC63NE 39), and measures 12.5m N-S by 11.0m E-W within a wall 0.5m high, and spread
to 2.5m broad. Occasional inner and outer facing stones are exposed.
The entrance, of simple form, is in the south arc. The other hut at NC 6630 3569 is greatly obscured by peat; it measures 12.0m in diameter with an entrance gap in the SSE.
A structure built against the wall in the south arc is probably a shieling. The minor field system, occupying about two hectares, comprises scattered clearance heaps formerly published as "tumuli" (OS 6"map, Sutherlandshire, 2nd ed., {1906}) and patches of cleared ground. No measurable plots are discernible.
Surveyed at 1:10 000.
Visited by OS (N K B) 15 April 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, 66, No. 200 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 6633 3569 (131m by 331m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC63NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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