MHG57350 - Hut circle - Achiltibuie


A hut circle near Achiltibuie.

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 near Achiltibuie.

202956 908732 Achiltibuie Post Office 2B CMM002B: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and C MacNeilage 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. CMM002B is one of a cluster of 12 circular stone structures situated near to Alt Bad a Chotair on slopes to the East of the Achiltibuie Post Office. There may be associations between some or all of these structures. The terrain consists of well grazed rough heather/ grassland with marshy areas. CMM002B is 30m from the Alt Bad a Chotair and 900m from the sea. All the structures have panoramic views both inland and to the sea. All the 12 circular stone structures are around 2000m north of the broch at Achlochan. CMM002B consists of a circular platform with a measurable diameter of 8m on the NE side, no other measurements were taken and the site needs to be revisited for measured sketch and photographs. A turf wall runs west of the HC in a north/south direction and there is a later stone wall to the west. Field systems both ancient and more recent are visible, and there is a burnt mound close to this HC. CMM002B is 20m distant from CMM002. <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].

NGR adjusted to position as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NC 0294 0874 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC00NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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