MHG1502 - Hut Circle, The Wag


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

About 100 yds below the road from Langwell to Wag and just opposite the seventh milestone, is a turf enclosure occupying the summit of a small elevation. It is slightly pear-shaped, with an interior diameter of 26 by 28ft. The entrance is from the S and is some 3ft in width. The enclosing bank, which is faced with stone, is some 7 to 8ft thick. The level of the interior is slightly below that of the surrounding ground. Some 30ft to the E are the indefinite remains of another, slightly smaller, hut circle, entered from the S.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910

ND 0231 2507 and ND 0233 2507. Two heather-covered hut circles, as described by the RCAHMS.
Visited by OS (W D J) 10 June 1960.

(ND 0231 2507 and ND 0233 2507) Hut Circles (NR)
OS 6" map, (1963)

Two hut circles generally as described by the RCAHMS (1911). They are heather-covered, and measure respectively 8.0m in diameter within a wall spread to 2.5m and 0.4m high, and 6.0m in diameter within a wall 2m wide and 0.2m high. The area around the huts is smooth and stone-free suggesting associated cultivation, but there are no stone clearance heaps or lynchets.
Visited by OS (N K B) 26 October 1982.

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 63, No. 230 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0233 2508 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND02NW
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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