MHG57244 - Hut circle - Druim Barraich (JB012)


A hut circle at Druim Barraich, Poolewe.

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 found by T Doe and J Buchanan in 2009 at Druim Barraich and subsequently reported to A Welti.

182691 882952 Naast 2 JB012: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and J Buchanan in 2009 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. The circular stone structure is on a low knoll above a gently sloping natural terrace with rocky outcrops in the vicinity. The site has panoramic views of land and sea. The southern edge has been cut into and robbed of stone, (see sketch). The S entrance terminal is extended. A later small structure overlays the N side of the entrance. The double skinned circular wall has many stone facings visible. Average inner diameter is 7m, outer diameter is 10.5m. The wall thickness is 1.8m and maximum height is 0.7m. The entrance faces east. Entrance width is 1.3m, the length of the passage is 2.8m and and the S terminal is extended. JB012 is one of a cluster of 5 HCs in the gently sloping landscape. JB11 (MHG49718) is at an approximate distance of 100m, JB13 (see MHG49711) at 200m, JB14 (see MHG49712) at 400m. <1> <2>

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Note: NGR adjusted to position as seen on 2014 vertical APs [IS-L 22/03/2017].

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Grid reference Centred NG 8269 8296 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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