MHG49729 - Hut circle - Creag Mhor Coill An Fhail (Creag Mhor 3)


A small hut circle at Creag Mhor Coill An Fhail.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small hut circle at Creag Mhor Coill An Fhail.

A hut circle covered in heather, with an internal diameter of 5m, lies 100m above the hut circles shown on the Ordnance Survey map.
Information by email from Terry Doe, 2 April 2006. <1>

The site of this feature was visited during a walkover survey by C Dagg in 2008 in advance of a proposed OHL replacement scheme between Aultbea and Dundonnell. It was not located on this occasion. It was considered that its site lay to the south of the line of the OHL and would probably not be affected. <2>

GIS spatial data amended in 2013 according to location as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <3>

196245 892720 Creag Mhor 3 SM900: The hut circle was visited by A Welti, A MacInnes and C Boyd in 2010 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. This HC is one of a cluster of three circular stone structures situated on a steep northwest facing slope above Gruinard Bay and with a panoramic view out over the sea to the southern tip of Gruinard Island. The terrain is sloping and rocky, covered with vegetation comprising heather with some grass. There are remains of old field walls in the vicinity. SM900 is at a distance of 25m from a stream, 1000m from the river Allt Mhungasdail and 250m from the sea at Gruinard Bay. SM900 is in poor condition and the structure is engulfed by heather with some grass in the centre. At the NW wall edge there is a steep bank with height 0.5m. No stones are visible but the ring bank can be seen. The average inner diameter is very approximately 3.8m, outer diameter is 5.6m. No other measurements were possible. SM900 is 170m from CB101 (see MHG7766) and 100m from CB900 (see MHG60598). <4> <5>

[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].

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Grid reference Centred NG 96242 92731 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG99SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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