MHG19449 - Hut Circle, Dubh Chlais


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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

NC12SW 12 118 229.

Hut circle c. 13m in diameter; lies within the cleared settlement of Dubh Chlais.
M Bangor-Jones 1994d. <1>

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in December 2009. Located within improved pasture, this structure lies on fringes of the Dubh Chlais township, overlooking it from SW from an elevated position on hillside. The structure is sub-circular in plan, measuring 14m in diameter. The bank consists of a broad, low mound which is grass and heather covered and formed from field cobblesvarying in size up to a maximum of 0.8m by 0.3m. The mound measures 2m wide x 0.7m high and has a small spur at its SE end. There are possible openings in the Nand SE ends. There is a large quantity of stone down the western edge/bank of this structure and several piles of stones lie elsewhere around it. The relationship of these to the hut-circle is unclear and would repay further investigation. <2>

<1> Bangor-Jones, M, 1994, 'Dubh Chlais (Assynt parish): [hut circles]', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1994, p.43, 43, d (Text/Publication/Article). SHG657.

<2> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 74, p.98 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Grid reference Centred NC 1179 2290 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC12SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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