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)
- None recorded
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>
- <1> SHG24960 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L and Peteranna, M. 04/2010. Mount Eagle Forest, Black Isle: Archaeological Landscape Survey. Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services. 04/05/10. Digital. Site 11.
- <2> SHG24799 Verbal Communication: Carey, G. 2010-2011. Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6608 5821 (10m by 10m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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