MHG14042 - Hut circle platform - Lochcarron (Slumbay 2 - JM001)


A hut circle platform near Lochcarron.

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle platform near Lochcarron.

A roughly circular platform set into the slope, measuring c. 9.5m in diameter. Possible hut stance, but could be a quarry.
Visited by OS (AA) 30 May 1974.

188545 838755 Slumbay 2 JM001: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and P Swan in 2009 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. This site is a circular platform dug into and built out from from a gentle slope with SE aspect and with panoramic views over land and to Loch Carron. There were no walls and no structure, the platform only was visible. Average diameter was 9.4m. There is a sheep fank 70 m SW. This appears to be a robbed out hut circle. If so it is probably associated with the Black Rock HCs; PS005 (600m - see MHG7646), AW001 (500m- see MHG57761), PS006 (500 - see MHG57762), EB004 (600m - see MHG57760), EB002 (600m - see MHG57758) and EB003 (800m - see MHG57759). <1> <2>

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GIS spatial data amended in 2018 according to location as shown on 2009 APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8854 3876 (18m by 18m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG83NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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