MHG57286 - Hut circle - Allt Loch an Druim Fearna (An Druim Fearna 2)


A hut circle at Allt Loch an Druim Fearna near Gairloch,

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 at Allt Loch an Druim Fearna near Gairloch,

182696 871167 An Druim Fearna 2 AMC119: The hut circle was visited by A MacInnes in 2010 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. The circular stone structure sits in bracken on level ground at the foot of a N facing slope under a small crag. It has been robbed on the N side to make a later shieling hut (4mx3m) inside the original roundhouse. Average inner diameter is 6.4m, external diameter is 8m. The double skinned wall is 1m thick with maxumum height 0.8m. No entrance could be located. There is evidence of cultivation around the site ie field boundaries, clearance piles, disturbed ground etc to the E. The area seems well worked; a cluster of 5 roundhouses are sited around a fertile patch of ground. The cluster consists of AMC118 (see MHG8293), 700m distant, AMC120 (see MHG), 30m distant, AMC121 130m distant (see MHG8294), AMC122 ,700m distant, (see MHG8295). <1> <2>

[Note: a database was set up as part of research for the dissertation and was subsequently expanded as an extension of the We Digs Project (see website link below). The full access database can be made available to enquirers/researchers if requested - contact HER for details].

Note: NGR adjusted to position as seen on 2009 vertical APs [IS-L 07/06/2017].

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 8269 7118 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG87SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.