MHG57756 - Hut circle - Torra Fionn (1)


A hut circle at Torra Fionn.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle at Torra Fionn.

189100 840597 Torra Fionn 1 PS007: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and P Swan in 2009 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. The circular HC sits on a platform dug into a very gentle slope with SE aspect. Average inner diameter of the structure is 4.1m, outer diam is 5.5m.Wall thickness is 0.5m, max wall height is 0.3m. The wall is constructed of a single skin of stones. There are few stones visible and grass, moss and heather have submerged the structure. No entrance is evident. An arc of stones associated with E of HC may be a small enclosure or possibly the footings of an earlier hut circle. Stones are not visible on ground surface. This HC may be associated with PS008 (200m distant - see MHG7655), PS010 (500m - see MHG7654) and PS009 (1000m - see MHG7653). <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].

GIS spatial data amended in 2018 to location as shown on 2009 APs. The original GPS grid reference may have been affected by the inclement weather conditions on the day of recording. <3>

This hut circle was thought at the time of recording to be MHG7656. However, from looking at vertical APs for the area and the photographs taken at the time, it would appear to be a completely new site. It would require a second site visit to confirm that this is the case.

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 8910 4056 (10m by 10m)
Map sheet NG84SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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