MHG26104 - Hut circle, 540m east of Achvraid, Essich
A probable hut circle surviving as an upstanding earthwork.
Type and Period (1)
- HUT CIRCLE (Late Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 1250 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
NH63NE 64 650 389
What may be a hut-circle is visible on aerial photographs (RCAHMS AP 1994) in a semi-improved field to the S of Essich. Some 10m to the SW a circular stony feature may either be a robbed out cairn or a smaller hut-circle. A few small cairns are visible on the aerial photographs around the hut-circle.
Information from RCAHMS (DCC) 31 January 1997
This site was visited by a member of HCAU staff in August 2009. The feature was confirmed as a probable hut circle, measuring approximately 10 metres in diameter. A possible entrance was located to the south east. The western side of the feature is somewhat denuded. The circular stony feature to the south west was not located. <1><2>
This hut circle can be seen on oblique aerial photographs taken by Jim Bone in 1997. <3>
<1> Tilbury, S, Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer, 19/08/2009 (Verbal Communication). SHG23297.
<2> Tilbury, S, 2009-11, Photographs by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer, 19/08/2009 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24247.
<3> Bone, J, Aerial photographs of various sites submitted by Jim Bone, 97/4/7 and 97/4/8 (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Oblique). SHG24076.
- <1> Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer. 19/08/2009.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s): Tilbury, S. 2009-11. Photographs by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer. Colour. . Digital. 19/08/2009.
- <3> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Oblique: Bone, J. Aerial photographs of various sites submitted by Jim Bone. Colour. Yes. Digital. 97/4/7 and 97/4/8.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 64990 38900 (10m by 10m) (Centred)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/115094 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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