MHG44599 - Hut circle - Rimsdale Burn
A hut circle at Rimsdale Burn.
Type and Period (1)
- HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
- None recorded
A hut circle at Rimsdale Burn recorded by the OS as 'B'. See MHG11069 for 'A'.
('A': NC 7478 4119) Undescribed circular feature
OS 6" map, (1963)
'A': This is an enclosure with a second 'B' located 50m to the south at NC 7477 4114 on a west facing slope. There are no signs of associated cultivation. Both enclsoures are much reduced and in neither is the entrance evident.
'A' is 15.0m in diameter within a turf wall spread from 2.0-2.5m, and averaging 0.2m in height. The bank is completely overgrown with reeds contrasting with the heather cover of the interior and surrounding ground. A feature of the turf wall is a central grove which runs round the top, 0.4m wide and 0.1m deep on average (see also NC74SW 8; NC74SE 1 and 2 and NC84NE 3 and 4).
In constrast, 'B' appears to be a hut circle measuring 13.5m north-south by 12.5m east-west within a turf covered wall with an average width of 1.9m and 0.5m in height; one or two inner facing stones are evident, and overall the wall has been of robust construction. In the interior, abutting on the east side is a later shieling type bothy, measuring 6.0m north east-south west by 3.0m, with two smaller ones lying adjacent outside on the east.
On the downslope immediately extending west of the hut is narrow-rig cultivation. (See also NC74SW 5)
Surveyed at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (J M) 9 May 1977
GIS spatial data amended in 2019 according to the location of the site as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <1>
|Grid reference||Centred NC 7478 4119 (24m by 24m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/6206 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
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