MHG53067 - Hut Circle and Enclosure - Loch Borralie West


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Type and Period (2)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Structure, cairn and associated banks, 32 m square in overall extent.

a) subcircular structure, defined by stones flush or nearly flush with turf. Stones are intermittent but in places appear closely set. Measures 6.9 m N/S x 7.4 m externally with wall <1 m wide. Stones generally 0.25 m long. Faced entrance in SW.

b) c 26 m to S is a small field, defined by curved length of wall c 20 m long, of partly turfed over stones generally < 0.3 m across, clear facing visible in places. Roughly parallel length of wall 21 m to NE, 4.5 m long, 2 courses evident. Linear cairn, 5 m ENE/WSW x 2 m wide, along upper edge of field. Overall projected dimensions of field = c 20 m NNE/SSW x 20 m. Both lengths of walling run down slope.
Undulating, SSE-facing hillside above open valley.
Hut circle with associated small enclosed field on sloping ground below it.
Recommendations: None. <1><2>

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Grid reference NC 3742 6706 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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