MHG3916 - Carn Ban


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Type and Period (2)

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 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 21 633 251.

Centred at NH 633 251 on a NE-facing spur are two circular stone-walled huts (A and B) and a hut platform (C), within a small contemporary field system.
'A' measures c. 9.0m between the centres of an ill-defined wall. The E arc is mutilated and the entrance is not evident.
'B' measures 13.0m overall diameter, with the denuded wall showing a few outer facing stones intermittently around the circumference. The entrance is not evident.
'C' is visible as a platform excavated into the slope c. 6.5m in diameter showing no sign of surrounding stonework. The entrance is not evident.
The field system is marked by stone clearance heaps and occasional lynchets. Two fields measure 20.0m by 20.0m and 20.0m by 8.0m.
Huts surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (A A) 21 Feburary 1972.

Two hut-circles and a hut platform lie within the remains of a field-system on the heather-covered NE-facing slope to the SE of the summit of Carn Ban. The huts are all set into the slope, and are disposed in a rough NE-SW line, at intervals of about 45m.
The smaller hut-circle (USN93 259) lies at the NE end of the line. It measures 7m in diameter within a stony bank measuring 2m in thickness, and there is an entrance on the NE side. To the SW of this is an oval hut-circle measuring 10.5m from N to S by 8m transversely within a faced stony bank measuring 1m in thickness, with a possible entrance on the E (USN93 258). It has a slightly scooped interior. To the SW again is the third hut (USN93 257), which survives only as an oval platform measuring 6.5m in length and 5.5m in breadth.
There are traces of a field-system in the area around the huts, but the individual plots described by the OS could not be located.
(USN93 257-9)
Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 4 March 1993.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6334 2515 (185m by 196m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH62NW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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