MHG3628 - West Town


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Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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  • None recorded

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NH63SW 37 6201 3209.

(NH 6201 3209) Hut Circle (NR)
OS 25"map, (1974)

This mutilated circular hut (noted by Shaw) (Information from Major C J Shaw {Tordarroch} to OS 12 May 1962), on the edge of modern cultivation, measures c. 13.5m in diameter between the centres of a wall spread to an indefinite width. Outer facing stones, visible on the S and E arcs, are insufficient to allow reliable overall measurements. The entrance in the E arc is ill-defined. The hut, overlaid by a modern wall in the SW arc and mutilated by robbing in the NW, is generally obscured by modern clearance from the adjacent cultivation. There is no trace of a contemporary field system, and two "burials" mentioned by Shaw are modern clearance heaps.
Surveyed at 1:2500. (visited by OS (R D L) 28 August 1963)
Visited by OS (N K B) 12 Feburary 1970.

This hut-circle is situated in scrub birch woodland on a terrace near the edge of Loch Duntelchaig, it measures 8.7m from N to S by 7.7m transversely between rubble walls measuring 1.8m in thickness and standing up to 0.5m in height with an entrance on the S.
(USN93 121)
Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) 7 October 1992.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6200 3209 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH63SW
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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