MHG49730 - Hut circle - Gleann A' Bhaile Dheirg (Charleston)


A hut circle at Gleann A' Bhaile Dheirg near Charleston.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle at Gleann A' Bhaile Dheirg near Charleston.

A circle of stones, with an internal diameter of 5m, possibly a hut circle with entrance facing SW on a dry mound between wet areas, found by Terry Doe in 2006. The whole area is native woodland comprising mainly of oak. <1>
Information by email from Terry Doe, 2 April 2006

181070 874559 Charleston (Gleann A'Bhaile Dheirg) AMC127: 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. The circular stone structure is set on a low knoll in the middle of a boggy area with a ridge to either side. The site is in a large clearing surrounded by woodland, mainly oak. The sealoch, Loch Kerry, is 200m to West. The centre of the HC is very wet. Stones are covered with moss, heather and grass. Average inner diameter is 4.8m, outer diameter is 7.35m. The double skinned wall thickness is 1.1m and maximum height is 0.3m. The entrance is clear, facing Southwest, width 1.4m externally and 1.1m internally. Passage length is 1.2m. The structure is around 1000m SouthWest of An Dun (MHG7730). <2> <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 81071 74558 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG87SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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