MHG19450 - Possible 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 13 120 231.

Possible hut-circle, lying within the cleared settlement of Dubh Chlais.
M Bangor-Jones 1994 <1>

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in December 2009. This possible hut-circle comprises a sub-circular earth and stone bank, 19m in diamter and up to 1m in height, located at the edge of the Dubh Chlais township. The bank is very eroded in places and there is no obvious evidence of the entrance. There is an additional, probably secondary, structure built along the northern limit, comprising a stone built rectangular structure with dimensions of 6m by 3m and 0.85m high. The site is located in improved pasture, on a flat terrace within the western limits of the township. <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, 73, p.97 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Grid reference Centred NC 1199 2310 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC12SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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