MHG39889 - Pit Circle, Scaniport Wood


Site of a circular enclosure with an internal pit circle visible as a cropmark.

Type and Period (1)

  • PIT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Air photography has revealed a variety of cropmarks in the field immediately SE of Scaniport Wood. A fine circular enclosure c14m in diameter lies c250m E of Scaniport. Within it is a pit circle c6m in diameter. (AP nos. 8903.06-10 and 8904.08 held in Inverness Museum; see also Archive.)
Information from J Harden 1989.

See link below to HES Canmore record for aerial photos taken in 1996 during aerial surveys by RCAHMS. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6329 3990 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH63NW
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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