MHG54678 - Hut circle - Groban Na Sgeire, Skye


A hut circle at Groban Na Sgeire, Skye.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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A hut circle at Groban Na Sgeire, Skye.

What may be a hut circle overlain by a later structure, is situated just above the high water mark at Groban na Sgeirge. The possible hut circle is almost oval in shape and measures approximately 9m x 6m internally. It survives as a slightly raised platform defined by a low turf covered stone wall; some stones may have been robbed to build the nearby Tup Park wall which was built c1830. The ground is wet in the centre and it is 0.3m down to hard surface. The footings of a square stone structure, measuring 5m x 5m, overlies the hut circle on its NE side. To the SE lying just above the high water mark is a clearance cairn or stone mound measuring approximately 11m x 7m. Information from Marjorie MacInnes, October 2010 <1>

GIS spatial data amended in 2019 according to location of site as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 2235 5544 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG25NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

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