MHG54011 - Possible Hut circle, Mount Eagle Forest


The stone footings of a possible hut circle were recorded during field survey.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Very degraded possible hut circle or enclosure of approximately 10m diameter over shallow stone footings (<10cm high). The moss-covered footings were very difficult to identify and thus the width of walling indeterminable, though likely <1m. It is situated at 170m OD on a southeast facing slope. Hut circles are expected in a prehistoric landscape, typically found in association with prehistoric clearance cairns and other enclosures.<1>

The GPS-derived NGR given in the survey report gives a location on the roadway. This was relocated slightly further N to try and more accurately reflect the position of the site. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 6608 5821 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH65NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KNOCKBAIN

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