MHG12622 - Allt Loch Nam Breac

Summary

Two hut circles which had been damaged by Forestry operations.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC65SE 2 655 523.

(A: NC 6552 5238; B: NC 6552 5234) Enclosure (sic) (NR)
OS 6"map, (1962)

Two enclosures were found during field investigation in the area where the RCAHMS (1911) note three hut circles. Both are heather-covered but quite prominent, consisting of earth and stone banks with 2m wide entrances in the E.
'A' is 15m in diameter with a strong bank 4m broad and 0.7m high.
'B' is 11m in diameter with a bank 2m broad and 0.3m high.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (J L D) 29 April 1960. <1>

The two enclosures have been ploughed through and planted over with trees, and specific features are lost. The level state of the remains indicates hut circles.
Visited by OS (J M) 19 July 1978.

Both enclosures were visited by D Glass in May 2012. They were both photographed and described as:
"Two hut circles in a forestry plantation which has been recently clear eflled. Both have been damaged by timber harvesting machinery. Forest brash has been deposited on both sides.
Hut circle NC65529 52397 is still visible but indistinct.
Hut circle NC65512 52344 has been largely destroyed but a short length of embankment is still visible. " <2>


Glass, D, 2012, Record form and photographs - Hut Circles, Borgie Forest (Text/Record Form). SHG26398.


<1> 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. 532 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 6549 5230 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC65SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish TONGUE

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