MHG3324 - Hut Circle Settlement and Associated Field System, South Clunes


Hut circle settlement and associated field system comprising of stone clearance cairns and lynchets.

Type and Period (2)

  • HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

('B' NH 5507 4014) ('C' NH 5506 4018) Hut Circles (NR)
('D' NH 5529 4015) ('E' NH 5534 4011) Hut circles (NR)
OS 25"map, (1969)

Centred at NH 552 401 is a settlement of five huts ('A' to 'E') with field system.
Apart from 'E', each hut is circular formed by a stone wall spread to c. 2.5m all round. All the huts are mutilated and the entrances are not evident. The diameters are given between wall centres.
Huts 'A' and 'B' are contiguous lying NW to SE and are set into a NW facing slope.
Hut 'A' measures c. 10.0m in diameter. A gap in the N side is probably due to mutilation.
'B' at a higher level on the SE of 'A', is the same size as 'A'.
'C', set into a NW-facing slope, is denuded and measures c. 9.0m in diameter. Several outer facing stones can be seen in the N arc.
'D' measures c. 10.5m in diameter. The N and E arcs are mutilated.
'E', destroyed in the NE by a wall measures c. 12.0m NW to SE with the wall spread to c. 2.5m.
The field system, surrounded and split up by modern cultivation, is defined mainly by stone clearance heaps and an occasional lynchet, with plots averaging 30m by 15m. (Visited by OS Field Surveyor 13 December 1967)
Visited by OS (R L) 14 April 1970

Hut 'A' surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (R L) 11 January 1972.

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Grid reference Centred NH 5514 4011 (522m by 487m) (7 map features)
Map sheet NH54SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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