MHG57238 - Hut circle - Slat Bheinn, Skye (Cille Mhaire 36d)
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?)
- None recorded
A hut circle (36d - No.3 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 a large hut circle measuring 13m in diameter with a single cell shieling overlying its centre. <1>
The site was included by M Wildgoose, with an amended diameter, in a catalogue of hut circles which combined the results of surveys on the Strathaird, Torrin and Sconser Estates. A circular earth bank 1.5m thick and 0.2m high with faint traces of a stone facing to both sides surrounding an interior which measures 7m in diameter. Remains of a possible entrance in the southeast quadrant. This stucture has been heavily robbed to provide building stone for the shieling which overlies the site. <2>
Note: NGR adjusted to position as seen on 2010 vertical APs [IS-L 01/03/2017].
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wildgoose, M.. 1999. Cille Mhaire Basin Isle of Skye: An Archaeological Survey of a Relict Landscape. Archaeological and Ancient Landscape Survey (AALS). . Digital. Site 36d.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wildgoose, M.. 1999. A survey of Round Houses on the Strathaird, Torrin and Sconser Estates. Archaeological and Ancient Landscape Survey (AALS). Digital. Site 36d.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 5431 1841 (12m by 12m)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- http://www.wedigs.co.uk/ (View the WeDigs in Wester Ross Project website)
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