MHG3458 - Hut Circle - Rumach Ghorm


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Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRNFIELD (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH62NW 17 6362 2700.

At NH 6362 2700, on the brink of a SW-facing slope and separated from NH62NW 16 by boggy ground is an oval stone-walled hut measuring c. 12.0m from the NNW through the ill-defined entrance in the ESE by c. 10.5m transversely between the centres of a wall spread to c. 3.0m all round. Immediately SW of the entrance are four outer facing stones.
In the vicinity are a few stone clearance heaps, probably from contemporary cultivation plots.
Surveyed at 1/10,000 and 25" scale.
Visited by OS (R L) 6 January 1972.

This hut-circle stands in heather on the leading edge of a terrace overlooking boggy ground on the W bank of the River Nairn. It measures 8.5m in diameter within a stony bank spread to 1.6m in thickness and standing 0.3m high. The hut is set into sloping ground on the NE.
Outer facing-stones are visible to the SW of the entrance, which is on the SE, and the wall thickens here to 3.5m.
(USN93 86)
Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 3 March 1993.

GIS spatial data created 2018 based on OS Master Map. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6361 2700 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH62NW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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