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?)
- None recorded
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>
|Grid reference||Centred NH 79844 27349 (80m by 169m) (Centred)|
|Civil Parish||MOY AND DALAROSSIE|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14090 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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