MHG3639 - Eastertown


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Situated 350m E of Eastertown is a denuded stone-walled hut circle measuring approximately 10.0m in diameter between the centres of a wall of indefinite thickness. There is a 'simple' entrance, some 1.4m wide, in the E. There are a few stone clearance heaps in the vicinity. Surveyed at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS 27 February 1970.

To S and W of this hut circle is a 2ha area of clearance cairns and short lengths of banking and lynchets.
Visited by D W Ross, November 1983. <1>

This hut-circle occupies a terrace on a heather-covered hillslope some 350m E of Eastertown; it measures 7.5m in diameter within a stony bank spread to 1.5m in thickness and 0.3m in height with an entrance on the SE. Amongst the rank heather, there are occasional traces of banks and small cairns, which may belong to a field system.
(USN93 137)
Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) 8 October 1992. <2>

The hut circle was visited by S Farrell in 2012 during a walkover survey in advance of the proposed installation of two wind turbines and associated services. It was noted that there was no evidence of any associated field system. The feature was well away from the proposed turbine locations and would not be affected by the development. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6406 3292 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH63SW
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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