MHG47337 - Drumbuie Burn


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Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRNFIELD (Undated)
  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (25/06/2004)
NH53SW 54 52557 32074

Two hut-circles are situated on a terrace at the SW end of a low, heather-grown, ridge to the E of the Drumbuie Burn. The larger (URQ97 7) measures 6.8m in diameter within a stony bank spread to 1.7m in thickness and 0.4m in height. The entrance is on the SE and is approached by a possible path. The other (URQ97 8), which lies some 10m to the W, has been reduced to a shallow depression measuring 3.8m in diameter within a bank no more than 0.2m in height. The entrance is marked by a dip in the crest of the bank on the E.
The hut-circles lie on the northern fringe of a scatter of at least twenty small cairns, the largest of which measures 5m in diameter and no more than 0.5m in height. The distribution of cairns extends off the ridge as far as the W bank of an unnamed tributary of the Drumbuie Burn. The surface of the ground between the cairns is noticeably smoother than in adjacent areas.
(URQ97 7-8)
Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 1 September 1997

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Grid reference Centred NH 52556 32073 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH53SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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