MHG12618 - Loch Crocach


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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

NC65NW 7 641 598.

Two hut circles occur at Loch Crocach (NC 643 592), on the shoulder of a hill below some steep rocks, half a mile N of the Tongue road, at a point about a quarter of a mile E of its junction with the Skerray road (NC 6369 5948). They lie 100 yards apart N-S, the more northerly being oval, 30ft by 32ft with a wall 4ft to 5ft thick and an entrance on the S. It has been subdivided internally by a rough boulder wall, of the same build as the circle and 2ft 6ins wide, which runs from the W side to the centre and thence towards the left side of the entrance, the enclosed space being again subdivided. The entrance to the inner structure was from the N or back. The southerly circle is less well preserved.
About a dozen small mounds lie nearby.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

Two hut circles are in the area NC 641 598. The northern hut at NC 6416 5989 is set into the W-facing slope, and measures approximately 10.0m N-S by 8.5m within a well-defined wall spread to about 2.0m wide and 0.6m high. The interior is severely obscured by bracken; no logical pattern could be determined from the stones lying within the hut. The entrance is in the S. The second hut at NC 6414 5979, built onto the W-facing slope, is less well defined. It measures 7.0m in diameter within a wall spread at best to 2.5m wide and 0.5m high on the E side, but reducing to a barely visible rickle of stones on the W. The entrance is in the S.
Field clearance heaps, about 10.0m to 15.0m apart, occasional lynchets and linear clearance occupy about a hectare around the huts. No measurable plots are discernible.
Surveyed at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (J L D) 22 April 1960 and (J B) 29 August 1978

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Grid reference Centred NC 6413 5987 (108m by 178m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC65NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish TONGUE

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