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


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, 185, No. 534 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

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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