MHG1943 - Hut circle, Groat's Loch

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Type and Period (2)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to 19th Century - 2400 BC to 1900 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) SHEEP FOLD (Early Bronze Age to 19th Century - 2400 BC to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

(ND 3124 4069) The remains of a circular sheepfold.
(ND 3124 4067) The remains of a circular sheepfold.
Visited by OS 27 April 1967.

Hut-circle (ND 3124 4069). Dimensions: 10.5m x 9.5m external, 6m x 6m internal. Circular structure formed by an earth and stone bank. Facing stones visible in the interior, on N, W and S sides. Large facing-slabs at W and N. The entrance is situated on SE side, marked by two thin flat facing-slabs set in line across the wall. Tumbled slabs lie tilted to the N of these. 12m N of 'hut-circle'
Hut-circle (ND 3124 4067). Dimesions: 12m x 11.5m external, 6.5m x 5.2m internal. Circular structure formed by an earth and stone wall. Three large flat slabs set on edge are incorporated in the bank on SE side. No other stone visible. No obvious entrance. Lies 12m S of 'hut-circle'. (Formerly ND34SW 106).
R J Mercer 1985.


Mercer, R. J. & Hill, P.H., 1985, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: Volume III: 1982-1983, 65, 91, 243, Nos. 127-8; figs. 51, 89. (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2512.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 3124 4069 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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