MHG2917 - Hut Circle, Feabuie

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Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(A: NH 7572 4759; B: NH 7574 4760) Hut Circles (NR)
OS 6"map, (1969)

These two oval stone-walled huts, situated on a broken plateau amid a profusion of whins, now a replanted forest, measure respectfully c. 13.5m NW-SE by c. 11.0m and c. 11.5m by c. 9.0m, between the centres of walls spread to c. 3.5m. They are mutilated by forestry ploughing and overgrown. One outer facing stone on edge occurs in the S arc of hut 'A', and another in the NW arc of hut 'B'. The ill defined entrance to each hut is in the SE. In the vicinity are one or two ploughed-down stone clearance heaps, probably from contemporary plots.
Surveyed at 1:2500. (OS {J L D} 24 April 1962).
Visited by OS (N K B) 17 April 1970.

Another oval hut, 'C', at NH 7570 4754, measures c. 12.5m WNW-ESE by c. 10.0m between the centres of a wall spread to c. 3.0m all round. The mutilated entrance is in the ESE.
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Huts A and B revised at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (A A) 1 March 1972.

In 2008 these hut circles could not be located. Some large scattered boulders lie on either side of the forestry track and may be the remnants of the site. <1>


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North-east Inverness, Inverness District, Highland Region, 19, No. 120 (Text/Report). SHG2673.


<1> Highland Council, 2008, Correspondence between Hamish Johnston (Balloch Village Trust) and Kirsty Cameron, HCAU (Text/Correspondence). SHG23753.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7571 4757 (69m by 97m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH74NE
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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