MHG49707 - Hut circle - Torr A' Bhioda (Boor 3 JB018)


A hut circle on Torr A' Bhioda, near Poolewe.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

This possible hut circle on Torr A' Bhioda, near Poolewe, has been robbed of stones. It was recorded by T Doe in 2005 . <1>

184009 880869 Boor 3 JB018: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and J Buchanan in 2009 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. The stone structure is visible as an oval heather covered mound, built up and raised from the surrounding level terrace, with moderate slopes to N and S. A stream runs below the terrace at a distance of 10m from the HC. Hardly any stones are visible. There is evidence of an outer circle of stones below the platform to SW, (see sketch). This is one of a group of 3 HC's, with a possible 4th at roughly NG8402 8100. JB016 (see MHG52630) is 400m distant and JB017 (see MHG49738) is 300m distant. There are different phases of field walls and several sets of lazy beds over the whole area. A burnt mound is visible by the stream 200m W of JB016. The wall exists as a very low oval heather and turf covered ring bank, with inner diameters 4.6m and 8.5m. Outer diameters are 7.5m and 11.0m. <2> <3>

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Note: NGR adjusted to position as seen on 2014 vertical APs [IS-L 22/03/2017].

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Grid reference Centred NG 84007 80880 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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