MHG194 - Hut Circle, Achlachan Moss


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a hut circle lie about 1 1/2 mls W of Mybster Inn, on the N side of, and some 20 yds from, the road to Westerdale. It has been circular, measuring 12ft in diameter within a bank or wall some 4 to 6ft in thickness. The inner outline of the bank is marked by large stones placed end to end a foot or so apart, and a similar arrangement appears to have characterised the outer circumference, which, however, is much overgrown with grass. The entrance has probably been from the SW, but the bank in that direction has been broken down.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910

ND 1459 5262. The hut circle is as described above.
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (E G C) 14 April 1962.

(ND 1459 5262) Hut Circle (NR) OS 6" map, (1963)

Recent land improvement has destroyed the hut circle.
Visited by OS (J M) 15 November 1981.

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, 35-6, No. 118 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

Wordsworth J, 1997, An Archaeological Survey of a proposed plantation at Dale Farm, Halkirk, Caithness (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG20984.

Wordsworth, J, 1997, Archaeological Survey of Proposed Woodland at Dale Farm, Halkirk, Caithness (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2947.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1459 5262 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND15SW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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