MHG41229 - Enclosure - Lochan Fuar


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  • ENCLOSURE (Undated)

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  • None recorded

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Within a heather covered field enclosure 0.3m. high constructed of large boulders, at NG 7965 7102, on a sheltered slope 80.0m. from the shore of Loch Fuar, there are the grass and bracken-covered footings of a hut circle, measuring 9.0m. internal diameter. The dry-stone walls are 2.5m. thick and 0.9m. max.height and the faces are defined by orthostats. The 1.2m. wide entrance is in the SE. The amorphous remains of a small dry-stone building, probably a shieling has been constructed within the circle, and post-dates it.
Visited by OS (N K B) 26 March 1965; Visible on RAF air photographs CPE/ SCOT/UK 246 4387-8.

NG 7965 7103. A hut circle is situated at an elevation of 100m on a southeast facing hillside 100m west of the north end of Loch an Uidhear (called "Lochan Fuar" on the OS map). The diameter of the circle is relatively large being 15m (external) and the walling is of stone. The entrance is at 113 degrees grid, with a structure visible external to it. There are the remains of a bothie size 6m x 3m built inside the circle. A setting of isolated stones, starting and finishing in the vicinity of the entrance runs round and behind the circle to enclose a bean-shaped area of extent 130m by 60m. The hut circle is shown on the OS map but not the setting of stones. <1>

The enclosure was included in a desk-based assessment by C Dagg in 2010 for a proposed woodland planting scheme for Shieldaig Farm, in an area to the east of the Badachro River. It was suggested that the walling of the enclosure was later than the hut circle, possibly post-medieval, but enclosing an area of cultivation possibly contemporary with the hut circle. <2>

The polygon has been amended according to what can be seen on 2009 vertical APs [IS-L 19/04/2017].

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Grid reference Centred NG 7968 7102 (142m by 114m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG77SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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