MHG53060 - Loch Borralie West

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • HUT CIRCLE? (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Oval enclosure, 10.7 m ENE/WSW x 12 m externally. Defined by low, turf- covered bank with stones visible intermittently in it. Bank is max 1.8 m wide on W, but very poorly defined on N and E - more a break of slope here. Adjacent to it on SE is D- shaped terrace, clearly revetted with stone along some streches, 8 m wide SE/NW x c 7.8 m long. Fairly flat ground within feature. Generally quite amorphous.
On summit of knoll at 50 m AOD, under grass with occasional burrows. Overlooking Loch Borralie, and Kyle to S.
Unlikely to be hut circle - too irregular in shape and poorly defined but possible. More likely to be small enclosure.
Recommendations: Monitor for further burrowing. <1><2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference NC 3781 6711 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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