MHG1610 - Bothy and enclosure? - Creag Leathan


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Type and Period (3)

  • (Alternate Type) HUT CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 560 AD)
  • BOTHY? (Unknown date)
  • ENCLOSURE? (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

There are very vague traces of a small enclosure and a possible hut circle at 9818 6332 (previously erroneously recorded as NC 9805 6325). The enclosure measures about 10m square, and the hut circle, attached to NW corner of enclosure, is c5m diameter.
Surveyed at 1:2500 Visited by OS (RD) 17 11 1964 and (J L D) 26 May 1960;
Visible on RAF APs 106G/Scot/UK 75: 4364-5 (flown 1946)

(NC 9805 6325) Enclosure (NR) OS 25"map, (1966)

There is no trace of an enclosure and attached alleged hut circle at the published position (OS 25"map, 1966) or in the vicinity, but at NC 9818 6332 are structures first noted by the investigator in 1960 that roughly fit the 1964 report: 'Y' would appear to be the 'enclosure' described by OS field surveyor (R D) - a bothy footing measuring 6 by 4m, with a scatter of stones, 'X', some 4 to 5 m in diameter, nearby, possibly being the OS field surveyor's 'hut circle'. The 'hut circle' some 12m to the ENE and further down the slope is another bothy footing measuring 4 by 2m.
Visited by OS (J M) 28 July 1981.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9818 6331 (46m by 31m)
Map sheet NC96SE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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