MHG57304 - Hut circle - Coille Eagasgarg 7


A hut circle at Coille Eagasgarg, near Poolewe.

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 at Coille Eagasgarg, near Poolewe.

188829 882829 Coille Eagasgarg 7 MB007: The hut circle was visited by J Buchanan in 2010 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. The HC is on a level terrace, set below a knoll, with a southeast aspect and panoramic views to S. The knoll has an impressive huge boulder on top. Average inner diameter is 8.35m, outer diameter is 10.0m. The wall consists of a single skin of stones and has maximum height 0.6m. The possible entrance faces southeast. Entrance width is 1m and the passage length is 1.5m. Entrance terminals appear to be standard. A later stone structure abutts the SW wall, and a further structure adjoins this. The structure seems to be part of a group of 7: MB001 (see MHG49734); MB002 (see MHG49735); MB003 (see MHG7749); MB004 (see MHG57301); MB005 (see MHG57302); MB006 (see MHG57303) and MB007. MB003, MB004 and MB005 are recorded as a group by OS 1965. MB007 is 600m from MB002, 350m from MB004 and 350m from MB005. <1> <2>

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Note: NGR adjusted to position as seen on 2009 vertical APs [IS-L 28/06/2017].

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Grid reference Centred NG 8882 8284 (14m by 14m)
Map sheet NG88SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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