MHG57320 - Hut Circles - Inverkirkaig (Inverkirkaig 2)


A hut circle at Inverkirkaig.

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 Inverkirkaig.

Two hut circles c 12.5m and c 6.5m in diameter. The surrounding area has been used for shieling/grazing activity. <1>

209016 919586 Inverkirkaig 2 KC004: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and K Clarke in 2010 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. This circular stone structure lies beside a modern deer fence and is engulfed by mature heather. The walling to the west is not discernable. The structure is surrounded on the S side by a slow flowing ditched water course.The centre of the structure forms a convex mound, densely heather covered. Average inner diameter is 5.5m. No measurement of the outer diameter was possible.The wall seemed to be double skinned. The distance of KC003 (see MHG19445) is 12 m. A possible shieling structure lies 2m to W. GS044 (see MHG60978) lies at a distance of 40m. <2> <3>

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NGR adjusted to position as seen on 2009 vertical Aps. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NC 0902 1959 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC01NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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