MHG53180 - Possible hut circle, Loch Croispol South


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Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE? (Late Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 1250 BC to 560 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Oval structure, defined by substantial turfed-over bank with stones evident in fabric, suggesting double skin construction. Measures 12.5 m NNE/SSW x 10 within bank c 1.5 m thick and under 0.5 m high. Interior is flat and apparently featureless, except for raised area in centre, c 1 m E/W x 1.5 m. Gap in bank at S end is probable entrance. Bank is highest at N end.
Possible hut circle, one that diverges from a strict definition of the term. See NMRS NC36NE 2.
On fairly level ground under thick turf and sparse bracken. E-facing over Loch Croispol.
Recommendations: Control bracken. <1><2>

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Grid reference NC 3881 6781 (point)
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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