MHG49717 - Shieling hut? - Na Doireachan (Bad Na Scalaig 1)


A small stone hut at Na Doireachan. Possibly too small to be a hut circle.

Type and Period (2)

  • (Alternate Type) HUT CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) SHIELING HUT? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A small stone hut at Na Doireachan. Possibly too small to be a hut circle.

A small circular stone hut situated in a gully, found by T Doe in 2006. <1>

184425 871935 Bad Na Scalaig 1 (Na Doireachan) AMC131: The structure was visited by A MacInnes in 2010 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. The circular stone structure lies on the side of a gully beside a stream. It may be too small to be a hut circle. Moss and bracken submerge the stones. There is a large area of bracken to NW, possibly indicating cultivation. Average internal diameter is 2.5m, external diameter is 4.4m. The double skinned wall is 0.9m thick with maximum height 1.1m. The entrance faces east and has external width 1.0m and internal width 0.9m. Passage length is 0.5m. This structure may be associated with AMC132 (see MHG49715), 300m distant. <2> <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 84431 71933 (8m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG87SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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