MHG57223 - Hut circle - Kingsburgh 11


A degraded hut circle at Kingsburgh, Skye.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A degraded hut circle at Kingsburgh, Skye.

140640 855733 Kingsburgh 11 EB220: 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. Not reported by M Wildgoose but is associated with Site 16 in Kingsburgh Archaeological Survey 2003. This circular stone structure is beside EB221, (see MHG38862). A forestry fence bisects the structure which is very degraded. Bracken is growing to E of forestry fence, and the land is well grazed to W of fence. Structure may have a cairn associated with it; this is a rectangular built up mound. The structure is much robbed and an old track goes through it. A massive enclosure bank runs roughly N/S near to E wall of structure. The survey in 2010 interpreted the structure as a damaged HC, with a cairn and ruined shieling overlying. Outer diameter only could be measured, average 12.5m. The double skinned wall is 1m thick with max height 0.5m. The definite entrance is to S with average width 1.3m. <2> <3>

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Note: NGR adjusted to position as seen on 1999-2001 vertical APs [IS-L 08/02/2017].

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Grid reference Centred NG 4063 5574 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG45NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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