MHG57774 - Hut circle - Maol Mor


A hut circle at Maol Mor.

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 Maol Mor (Auchtertyre). First recorded here by the OS as Hut Circle 'B'.

In the area centred on NG 849 291 there are 2 hut circles ('A' and 'B').
'A' is a circular level platform, 9.5m in diameter, edged by traces of a wall about 1.5m thick. No entrance evident.
'B' is set into the slope and measures 8.5m within an overgrown wall which is 1.4m thick in the S where both inner and outer faces are visible. Entrance not evident.
Below the huts and in the area to the N, are several weathered-down lynchets possibly from contemporary cultivation. There are also a few shieling bothies in the area.
Surveyed at 1/10,000. Visited by OS (J M) 5 June 1974.

This hut circle was apparently not seen during a survey by M Wildgoose in 1989 in advance of a forestry scheme. <1>

The area was visited by M Wildgoose in 2009 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. It was noted as 'site destroyed'. <2> <3>

[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].

Contary to the information above this hut circle is visible on 2009 aerial photographs. GIS spatial data amended in 2018 to location as shown on 2009 APs. <4>

Sources/Archives (4)



Grid reference Centred NG 8498 2918 (16m by 16m)
Map sheet NG82NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish LOCHALSH

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