MHG57603 - Circular structure - Sidheann Donn


A small circular structure at Sidheann Donn.

Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle at Sidheann Donn.

At NG 8102 7878 about 375 ft OD, on the sheltered eastern slope of a hill above a small stream there are the remains of a hut circle. It is composed of large stones forming an inner and outer kerb with small stone infilling and measures 8m internally with walls 2m wide and an average height of 0.6m. The entrance which is in S.E. measures 1m on inside and 1.8m on outer rim. In the vicinity of this hut circle there are also amorphous rem. In addition to these there are also several field banks and enclosures in the area which fall into three phases;- (a) those composed of large stones, now barely visible above ground level and probably contemporary with the hut circle; (b) relatively modern earth and stone banks 1.0m high by 1.3m. Wide and c. a modern drystone sheepfold about 1.2m high.
Visited by OS (R D) 6 April 1965; Visible on air photographs CPE/Scot/ UK 183: 1288-9.

Achadh Meall na Meinn. A hut circle is situated at an elevation of 115m on a shelf on the hillside, opposite to and 100m to the west of the hill field (Achadh Meall na Meinn). It lies in a relatively shetered shallow north-south running valley. The diameter is 10m and the entrance is at 90 degrees grid with the walling of stones. The ambient vegetation is: heather, grass and moss in side the circle; sedge with some heather outside. <1>

NG 8102 7878 Hut circle 10m in diameter, stone walls. 100m to SE a 4.5m diameter circular stone structure with pen built inside.
NG 8085 7903 to NG 8118 7858 600m of stone and turf dyke, to W of hut circle. Several other nearby walls.
NG 8101 7893 Possible hut circle, c6m diameter, with sub-rectangular pen built inside; walls of stone and turf.
R Wentworth 1989.

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No mapped location recorded.


Grid reference Not recorded
Map sheet Not recorded
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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