MHG53928 - Possible Hut circle, Sciberscross


A possible hut circle recorded during walkover survey. It could alternatively be a sinuous stone and turf dyke, as the NE arc is missing.

Type and Period (2)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC to 560 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) DYKE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Large hut circle set on the highest point of a broad, heather-covered knoll, 20m to the SW of the hut circle MHG53927. Its walls, with occasional stone visible, are up to 0.5m high and spread up to 2.5m wide and there is a possible 1m wide entrance marked by stone edges to 170 degrees. Its NE arc is missing, so there is a possibility that it could just be a sinuous stone and turf dyke.

This possible hut circle is possibly part of a Bronze Age/Iron Age settlement at Sciberscross. The features of an associated field system have also been recorded across this area. <1>

In <1>, this site is noted as appearing on modern mapping, but the NGR given, even allowing for GPS derivation, does not correspond with any mapped features. The mapped extent on the HER resembles a buffered area around the GPS-derived NGR given. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NC 7680 1022 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC71SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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