MHG57800 - Hut circle - Rubha na Guailne


A hut circle at Rubha na Guailne.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle at Rubha na Guailne.

169125 846508 Rubha na Gualine 8 HK008: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and H Keiro 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 HC is part of a cluster of 4 HCs (HK005 see MHG41455), HK006 (see MHG57798), HK007 (see MHG57799) and HK008), situated 500m to N of the group HK001 (see MHG7689), HK002 (see MHG57780) and HK004 (see MHG57779. The area around the HC contains many ruins of shielings, walls and sheep pens. There are areas of tumbled stone near to both HK007 and HK008, with no identifiable HCs. These are possibly shieling remains. A section of ancient wall runs below the platform. HK008 consists of a platform on a SW facing terrace, situated on gently sloping ground. There were some moss covered stones amongst dense bracken. Average diameter of the platform is 9.25m. No other measurements were possible. A burn was 30m distant. HK008 is 5m S of HK007, both are equally mutilated. <1> <2>

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GIS spatial data amended in 2018 to location as shown on 2009 APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 6912 4651 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG64NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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