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)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred NM 4748 8446 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM48SE
Civil Parish SMALL ISLES
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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