MHG3364 - Site of Hut Circle and Associated Field System, Druim Ba
Site of hut circle and associated field system which is comprised of clearance cairns, lynchets and ruinous walls.
Type and Period (1)
- HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
Near the foot of the SE-facing slopes of Druim Ba is a stone-walled hut, with field system extending along the slopes to the N. The hut, set into the slope, is circular measuring c. 12.5m in diameter between wall centres but is too ill-defined for the wall thickness to be determined. The 'simple' entrance, in the E, is mutilated and c. 2.0m wide.
The field system is marked by stone clearance heaps (the 'grave mounds' referred to by Jolly) lynchets and ruinous walls, with fields averaging about 35m by 20m.
Centred at NH 523 346 is an isolated group of about twenty stone clearance heaps, possily also associated with the hut.
Hut surveyed at 1/10,000.
Visited by OS (R L) 24 Feburary 1970
In the immediate neighbourhood of the cup marked stone (NH 53 SW 9) are numerous 'grave mounds' and hut circles.
W Jolly 1888
Historic Scotland proposed to revise the scheduling of this monument. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Jolly, W. 1882. On cup-marked stones in the neighbourhood of Inverness; with an appendix on cup-marked stones in the Western Islands. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Volume 16. 300-401. 351-2.
- <1> Text/Report: Historic Scotland. Proposal to Schedule an Ancient Monument: Statement of National Importance. Historic Scotland. . Digital (scanned as PDF).
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5284 3493 (509m by 454m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||KILTARLITY AND CONVINTH|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM4335 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12630 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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