MHG1779 - Hut Circle, Skinnet


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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

Mound (NR) OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

This is a circular enclosure measuring overall some 48 by 53ft with the longest axis NE-SW. There is a hollow towards the SW which may mark position of entrance but the surface is entirely covered with thick turf and details of the interior plan are quite obscure.
RCAHMS 1911.

The enclosure is as described above, but the hollow in the SW appears to be mutilation. The entrance, 1m wide, is in E side.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 16 February 1965

(ND 1330 6262) Enclosure (NR) OS 6" map, (1970)

A hut circle, situated just above River Thurso flood plain, is generally as described above. It measures about 11m N-S by 10m within a widely spread wall, 3-5m broad and 0.6m high. The entrance is as described in the previous field report. There is no evidence of contemporary cultivation; the surrounding area is occupied by more recent land use.
Visited by OS (J B) 6 October 1981

Enclosure. External diameter: 16m. Enclosure formed by a turf wall 2m wide, 0.5m high. No visible entrance.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

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, 36-7, No. 124 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1332 6254 (183m by 214m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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