MHG1618 - Hut Circle, Allt Beinn Ratha


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Type and Period (1)

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

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At NC 9550 6320 and NC 9551 6313, on a moorland rise, are two hut circles (A and B respectively). A number of stony heaps in the vicinity of the huts, and on slope round to N, denote associated field clearance.
'A', turf and bracken-covered, measures 8 by 7m within a wall spread on average to 2.5m by 0.4m high; the entrance is in the S on the line of the main axis. Large stones are noted in the hut build. Springing from the interior of the N arc of the hut is an arc of rubble forming a compartment approximately 3m in diameter. The relationship between the hut and the compartment is uncertain.
'B', set back in the slope and heather-covered, measures about 7.5m in diameter internally; the entrance has been in the now generally much reduced SW sector. The wall where best preserved is a stony spread of 2.5m by 0.3m high.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (J M) 5 August 1981

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Grid reference Centred NC 9549 6320 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96SE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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