MHG57210 - Hut circle - Sgurr Onrachdain B (Hinnesdal Bridge 6)


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NG35NE 16 391 565.

(NG 3919 5657) Hut Circles (NR) (3 shown)
OS 6"map, (1968)

Centred at NG 391 565 is a settlement of seven stone- walled huts (A to G). Three of the huts 'A, 'B' and 'C' were found and described by OS (A C) 6 May 1961.
Huts 'B', 'C', 'D', 'E' and 'G' are circular and the measurements of these huts are given between wall centres.
'B' measures c. 11.0m in diameter with the wall spread to c 3.0m all round. Several inner and outer wall facing stones in the NW arc give a wall thickness in the N of 1.4m increasing to c. 2.0m at the 'simple' entrance in the W which is 0.9m wide and is flanked on the N and S by an earth-fast stone.
There are no definite traces of contemporary cultivation the surrounding area being occupied by cultivation associated with depopulated steadings.
Visited by OS (R L) 21 September 1971.

For main A see MHG3164
For add A see MHG57209
For C see MHG57211
For D see MHG57212
For E see MHG57213
For F see MHG57214
For G see MHG57215

139226 856547 Hinnesdal Bridge 6 (Sgurr Onrachdain) EB206: The hut circle (A) was visited by A Welti and B Blackburn in 2010 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. HER has a good detailed description of 7 HCs as they were in 1971. This survey found 9 and they are here recorded separately. This cluster of HCs are sited in flat sometimes boggy terrain with areas highly grazed. The landscape forms a large flat 'bowl' surrounded by low cliffs. EB206 is sited on a gentle slope. The platform is built into the slope. A well defined outer stone revetment is visible to NW. (See sketch) The ring bank is turf covered. Average internal diameter is 9.0m, external diameter is 13m. Entrance is orientated to NW with internal and external width 1m. Entrance length is 1.5m. Terminals seem standard. In the cluster EB201 (see MHG) and 202 (see MHG57212) are 20m apart. EB203 (see MHG3164) and 204 (see MHG57209) are adjoining. EB208 (see MHG57211) and 209 (see MHG57216) are 25m apart, EB208 and 206 (see MHG57210) are 5m apart, EB206 is 100m from 203 and 204. EB203, 204 are visible from EB206. EB205 (see MHG57214) is slightly further from the rest of the cluster. A broch is sited around 500m to N of the cluster. There is a possible standing stone over 1m high 30 m to SW. There may be a stone setting associated with this stone. <1> <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 3922 5656 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG35NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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