MHG57219 - Hut circle - Kingsburgh 6 (Kingsburgh 05)


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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

A hut circle was recorded by M Wildgoose in 2003 during a walkover survey in advance of a proposed forestry Woodland Grant Scheme. It was one of three recorded close to each other (see also MHG38869 & MHG57220). Immediately to the south of MHG38869 is a second, less well preserved ring-bank which measures 12m in diameter. An entrance faces to the southeast. Within this ring-bank is an upright stone 0.6m high. <1>

140654 854974 Kingsburgh 05 EB214: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and A MacInnes 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. EB213 (see MHG38869), 214 and 215 (see MHG57220) are M Wildgoose Site 6 in Kingsburgh Archaeological Survey 2003 HC is 20m behind a Forestry fence and has not been grazed, hence very overgrown with heather and moss since MW survey in 2003. It lies 2m to South of EB213. The only visible stones are at the entrance. Average internal diameter is 7.75m, external diameter is 10.9m. Double skinned wall is 0.9m thick with max height 0.5m. Entrance orientation is to S, slightly different from the SE orientation of entrance to EB213. Entrance width is 0.8m externally, 1.1m internally, and entrance passage length is 1.8m, indicating extended entrance terminals. There is an upright stone 0.7m high within the circle. EB214 may also be associated with EB210 (see MHG38870), 211 (see MHG57217) and 212 (see MHG38867). <2> <3>

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Note: NGR adjusted to centre of feature as seen on 1999-2001 APs [IS-L 01/02/2017].

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Grid reference Centred NG 4065 5498 (13m by 13m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG45SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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