MHG2994 - Hut Circle, Drumossie Muir

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Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at NH 701 411 in cleared woodland is a settlement of six circular stone-walled huts (A - F) and contemporary cultivation.
The huts have been mutliated by afforestation, and their walls are now spread to between 2.0m and 3.0m all round, with no trace of facing or portal stones. The entrance can only be seen in hut 'A'. All hut diameters are given between wall centres.
Hut 'A', on rise, measures 10.5m in diameter. A gap, c. 3.0m wide, in the SE arc marks the mutilated entrance.
'B' is 12.5m in diameter.
'C' is c. 9.5m in diameter.
'D' is c. 10.0m diameter. Its E arc is destroyed.
'E' is c. 9.5m in diameter.
'F' is c. 9.0m in diameter.
The signs of cultivation comprise occasional stone clearance heaps and lynchets, but afforestation has destroyed all distinct traces of cultivation plots.
Divorced surveys at 1:10,000 of huts 'E' and 'F'.
Visited by OS (N K B) 3 April 1970.

Huts 'A' - 'D' surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (A A) 13 December 1971.

See NH74SW 27.


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. 122 (Text/Report). SHG2673.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7006 4105 (262m by 622m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH74SW
Civil Parish DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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