MHG51597 - Hut circle - Gleann Mhairtein, Muck


A hut circle at Gleann Mhairtein, Muck.

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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A hut circle at Gleann Mhairtein, Muck.

A hut-circle, two later huts and a building are situated on a grassy rise to the NW of an area of lazy-bed cultivation towards the SE end of Gleann Mhairtein. The hut-circle (Muck02 252) measures 6.3m in diameter within a wall 1.6m in thickness and up to 0.4m in height. While the core of the wall has been extensively robbed, numerous stones of the inner and outer faces are visible. A field-bank extends across the hut-circle from N to S, and within the interior, set against the W face of this bank, there is a subrectangular hut measuring 3.8m by 2.2m within a stony bank. The second hut is built against the outer face of the hut-circle wall on the W. It measures 2.3m by 1.9m within a turf bank spread 0.9m in thickness and 0.3m in height; the entrance is in the N end. The subrectangular building (Muck02 253) lies to the NW of the hut-circle and measures 7.9m by 4.7m over spread turf walls, from which a few stones protrude at the NW corner.
(Muck02, 252-3, 441-2)
Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH, SDB) 17 May 2002 <1>

GIS spatial data amended in 2019 according to location as seen on 2013 vertical APs.

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Grid reference Centred NM 4007 7906 (15m by 15m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM47NW
Civil Parish SMALL ISLES
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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