MHG38867 - Two-celled(?) structure - Kingsburgh (Kingsburgh 03)


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Type and Period (3)

  • STRUCTURE (Unknown date)
  • (Alternate Type) HUT CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) SHIELING HUT? (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible 2-celled structure was recorded by M Wildgoose in 2003 during a walkover survey in advance of a proposed forestry Woodland Grant Scheme. Situated on a grassy terrace, close to a small burn, is a robbed structure which is now completely grassed-over. The visible remains consist of two shallow depressions wih a slightly raised ring-bank around their edges. The remains measure 12m x 5m overall. This site may be the remains of a robbed-out two compartment house. <1>

140530 855055 Kingsburgh 03 EB212: The structures were visited by A Welti and A MacInnes in 2010 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. Here there are 2 grass covered ring mounds adjoining one another on a gentle SW facing slope, (EB212 and 212a), with shallow depressions at the centres. 20 m to N are remains of a slightly sloping circular platform (EB212b - see MHG) in an arc with a bank 0.8 m thick. This could be a HC platform. There are remains of other structures in the vicinity. The whole area is heavily grazed. Measurements for EB212: average outer diameter 7.4m, inner diameter 5m. Ring bank thickness 2.5m. For EB212a the outer diameter was 7m and inner was 6m. Construction of walls was impossible to deduce. These structures are possibly too small to be HC's and may be shielings. <2> <3>

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Note: NGR moved to location as seen on 1999-2001 APs [IS-L 01/02/2017].

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Grid reference Centred NG 4052 5506 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG45NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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