MHG57806 - Hut circle - Torr Garve, Applecross


A hut circle at Torr Garve, near Applecross.

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 Torr Garve, near Applecross.

171549 843690 Torr Garve 1 HK009: 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 circular HC is part of a cluster of 6. HK010 (see MHG57807) and HK009 are sited 500m S of the Applecross broch and campsite, and together with HK012 (see MHG57809), HK011 (see MHG57808), and BB500 (see MHG57814), are all on or around the same contour (70m to 76m) in a narrow plateau stretching S from HK010 and passing to E of Tor Mor. HK009 is on the edge of woodland and trees are growing inside the structure. An ancient field wall runs N/S to E of the HC. Average inner diameter is 6.2m, outer diam is 8.70m, double skinned wall is 1.5m thick and max height is 1m. A possible entrance faces W, width 1m and entrance passage length is 1m. <1> <2>

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GIS spatial data created in 2018 to location as shown on 2009 Aps. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 7154 4369 (11m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG74SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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