MHG24977 - Little Rock


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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Renumbered from NC96NE0013F
JHooper, 5/10/2002
NC96SE 13 976 635.

Centred at NC 976 635 on the SE side of a rocky ridge and sheltered by it, there is an enclosure and two hut circles. The enclosure is 58m NE-SW by 42m transversely and is formed by an 0.7m high earth and stone bank. The two hut circles, which are formed of the same material, and lie on the S perimeter of the enclosure, are 6 and 7m in diameter by 0.7m high respectively. The more westerly hut circle has a small chamber attached to its eastern periphery. No entrances are apparent.
(Visible on RAF APs 106G/Scot/UK 75: 4363-4 (Flown 1946)
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (R D) 27 November 1964 and (J L D) 25 June 1960

(NC 976 634) Enclosures & Hut Circles (NR) (See also NC96SE 14.) OS 6"map, (1963)

An enclosure and two hut circles as described by OS field surveyor (RD), except that each hut has a break, poss entrance, in the S arc. The wall of the enclosure seems to overlie the N arc of the E hut indicating that the enclosure may be later. Large stones set upright are incorporated in the wall, which is turf and heather-covered. The huts and enclosure appear to be of the same build, but the suggestion of the wall of the latter overlying one of the huts could mean that the huts were in isolation before being incorporated into a later enclosure complex. This would also apply to the adjacent site NC96SE 14. Other similar enclosures, some containing hut circles, occur in the vicinity (see NC96SE 9, 10, 14, 21, 22, 31, 32.)
Revised at 1:10560. Visited by OS (N K B) 16 November 1981.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9760 6350 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96SE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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