MHG57367 - Hut Circle - Badenscaille 3


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.

203704 906439 Badenscaille 3 CEM004: 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 platform is in very poor and degraded 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 CEM020 (see MHG). The hillside vegetation is a mixture of grass and bracken This may have been a settlement area where early HC stones were robbed as later HC platforms 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. Shieling remains are close to the site. The HC platform is visible together with a few stones. On the eastern arc of the HC platform is a section of clearly defined curved banking. Estimated inner diameter is 6.1m, outer diameter is 12.0m. Wall thickness is 0.5m with maximum height 0.25m. CEM004 is distant 10 m from CEM020, 170m from CEM002 (see MHG57366) and 200m from PC001. <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 0371 0643 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC00NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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