MHG57366 - Hut Circle - Badenscaille 4


A Hut Circle at Badenscaille.

Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

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  • None recorded

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A Hut Circle at Badenscaille.

203618 906430 Badenscaille 4 CEM002: The hut circle was visited by A Welti, Catriona Martin and others 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 structure is in very poor condition. From the site there are panoramic views to the sea. There are traces of further circular house platforms on the sloping hillside to E of Badenscaille Burn, between PC001 (see MHG7162) and CEM002. The hillside vegetation is a mixture of grass and reeds. This may have been a settlement area where early HC stones were robbed as later HC's and walls were built. There are remains of several degraded stone walls running downslope towards the sea. There are lazy beds at the highest point of the hillside. The site is 500m from the Broch at Achlochan. All that remains of CEM002 is a section of bank with large stones forming an arc edge to the southwest. There is an arced clearance cairn to the north. No measurements were possible. CEM002 is distant 30m from CEM001 (see MHG57364), 100m from PC001 and 170m from CEM004 (see MHG57367). <1> <2>

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

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Grid reference Centred NC 0361 0643 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC00NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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