MHG169 - Hut Circle, Upper Achairn


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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

Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, (1959)

The remains of a hut circle, its site a bright green spot among the heather and its bank indicated by occasional stones protruding through the turf giving an internal diameter of 27ft. The remains are very slight and the entrance is not apparent.
About 30ft to N another green spot seems to have been the site of a structure but no definite remains are visible.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

A heavily peat-covered circular structure on flat moorland, probably a hut circle, about 11m in diameter between the centres of a stone wall established by probing and visible as only a faint lift in the grass. The green patch to the N, about 12.0m in diameter, is a hummocky, amorphous area showing no sign of structure although there are one or two stones scattered about.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (A A) 19 April 1972.

(ND 2690 4708) Hut Circle (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

The area has been deep-ploughed and planted with conifers. There are no recoverable details of a hut circle.
Visited by OS (J M) 8 December 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, 167-8, No. 535 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2689 4709 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND24NE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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