MHG4160 - Hut circle at Sandavore, Eigg
The remains of a circular, stone-walled hut.
Type and Period (1)
- HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A 10m diameter hut outline is noted as a very low turf ridge , spread to c.2m. Few stones survive and the structure is very subdued. <1>
At NM 4749 8443 at the base of an E-facing slope are the ill-defined remains of a circular stone-walled hut, measuring 10.0m in diameter overall, and visible as a grass-covered wall spread to about 2.0m, with three or four boulders on edge of the outer face visible in both N and S arcs. The E arc is mutilated and the entrance is not evident. There is no trace of contemporary cultivation.
Surveyed at 1/10,000.
Visited by OS (ISS) 6 May 1972
R Rushbrooke et al 1986 (MS.), No.3.5
Two trial trenches were excavated in June 2002 to assess the condition and possible date of this hut circle. <2><3>
- <1> SHG23750 Text/Record Form/Field Recording Form: Highland Council. Records of site monitoring visits within Highland Council Sites and Monuments Record. B Cushion, May 1998.
- <2> SHG23042 Text/Publication/Serial: Turner, R (ed). 2002. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland - New Series, Volume 3, 2002. Paper (Original). p 78.
- <3> SHG22300 Text/Report: Cowie, T. 2002. LBA Metalworking Debris at Galmisdale, Eigg. National Museums of Scotland. . Paper and Digital.
- <4> SHG21247 Text/Report: Cushion, B. 1999. Isle of Eigg Archaeological Survey Woodland Grant Scheme Area 1999. . Digital (scanned as PDF). Site 15, Fig 3.
|Grid reference||Centred NM 4748 8446 (10m by 10m) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||SMALL ISLES|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/22174 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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