MHG57811 - 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.

171463 843330 Torr Garve 5 HK013: 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 (see MHG57806) are sited 500m S of the Applecross campsite and broch, 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. Average inner diameter is 5m, outer diam measured in one direction only, is 8.3m. Wall thickness, deduced from the diameter measurements as there were no clear wall sections, is 1.5m and max height of facing stones revetted into bank to N is 0.6m. A possible kiln is sited 2m S of HK013 at NG71447 43144. To the W of HK013 is a massive embankment which may be a small dun or an 'Atlantic roundhouse'. This would repay further investigation. <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 7145 4333 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG74SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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