MHG2900 - Hut circle and associated features, Craig Morile


An oval stone-walled hut, associated clearance cairns and two platforms.

Type and Period (3)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Late Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 1250 BC to 560 AD)
  • HUT CIRCLE (Late Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 1250 BC to 560 AD)
  • HUT PLATFORM? (Late Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 1250 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Set into an E-facing slope of Craig Morile is an oval stone-walled hut measuring 12.5m E-W by 10.5m transversely between the centres of a wall spread to about 3.0m all round. The ill-defined entrance is in the E. Four outer facing stones are visible in the S and one just to the N of the entrance. The hut is separated from NH 72NE 5 by a boggy rivulet.
There are several clearance heaps in the immediate vicinity probably from contemporary cultivation plots.
Forty five metres to the N is a platform about 14.0m diameter bounded in the SE arc by a stony build up, uncertainly a denuded hut or part of a cultivation plot.
Surveyed at 1/10,000
Visited by OS (I S S) 14 February 1972.

This site was visited during a walkover survey in August 2009 and found to be as described. Four clearance piles were observed to the north of the hut circle, visible as spread, moss-covered stones. The platform described above was noted to the north at NH 79840 27418 and a third was noted to the south at NH 79834 27257, visible as a level platform but with no banking or set stones. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 79844 27349 (80m by 169m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH72NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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