MHG26104 - Hut circle, 540m east of Achvraid, Essich

Summary

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)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 64990 38900 (10m by 10m) (Centred)
Map sheet NH63NW
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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