MHG57237 - Hut circle - Slat Bheinn, Skye (Cille Mhaire 6 (38b))


A hut circle at Cille Mhaire Glen, Strathaird, 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 hut circle (38 - No.6 of 14) was recorded by M Wildgoose in 1999 at Cille Mhaire Glen, Strathaird, Skye, during a walkover survey in advance of a proposed forestry Woodland Grant Scheme for the John Muir Trust. The remains of one of two almost identical stone hut circles measuring 7m in diameter. The two are 5m apart. <1>

The site was included by M Wildgoose in a catalogue of hut circles which combined the results of surveys on the Strathaird, Torrin and Sconser Estates. It lies in a shallow heather-covered depression at the foot of the southeast flank of Slat Bheinn, close to the old Camasunary track. A sub-circular earth and stone bank, 1.2m thick and 0.3m high, with faint traces of stone facing to both sides surrounding an interior which measures 5m in diameter. The wall expands to 2.5m in thickness at the southeast facing entrance. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 5426 1831 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG51NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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