MHG49705 - Hut circle - Loch Bad A' Chreamh (Loch Bad A' Chreamh 7)


Hut circle near Loch Bad A' Chreamh.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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Hut circle near Loch Bad A' Chreamh.

NG88SW 17 80942 81265
A possible hut circle visible as a double walled structure constructed of large stones, measuring 7m in internal diameter. Information by email from Terry Doe, 10 October 2005. <1>

180937 881264 Loch Bad A' Chreamh 7 HAB007: The hut circle was visited by A MacInnes in 2010 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. This circular structure lies on a platform dug into and built out from a moderate south facing slope in an undulating grazed grassland landscape. There are panoramic inland views from the site. Entrance measurements are approximate as the site is very overgrown; the stones were found by prodding the turf (see sketch). The platform is clearly visible as is the bank, but only 2 large inner facing stones survive. Average internal diameter is 6.45m, external diameter is 8.9m. The double skinned wall is 1.4m thick with maximum height 0.4m. The probable entrance faces southeast with width 1m both internally and externally. This hut circle seems to be associated with a cluster of 8 structures in all, HAB005 (see MHG49720), HAB001(see MHG49704) distant 350m, HAB003 (see MHG49722), HAB002 (see MHG49721), HAB006 (see MHG49719) distant 300m, HAB007 (see MHG49705) and HAB008 (see MHG49706) distant 80m. These are all sited near to an ancient trackway from Naast to Sand River and Gairloch. <2> <3>

[Note: a database was set up as part of research for the dissertation and was subsequently expanded as an extension of the We Digs Project (see website link below). The full access database can be made available to enquirers/researchers if requested - contact HER for details].

NGR adjusted to position as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NG 80934 81275 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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