MHG57891 - Hut circle - Torr Mor 2


A hut circle at Torr Mor.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Remains of a hut circle at Torr Mor.

170995 842938 Torr Mor 2 HK016: 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 circular stone structure is in very poor condition and is one of a cluster of 6 (together with HK015 (see MHG7645), HK017 (see MHG57892), HK018 (see MHG57893), ANNW004 (see MHG57897) and ANNW005 (see MHG57898)) on SW slopes of Torr Mor. The group are all between 100 and 300m to N of a possible chambered cairn at NG71056 42655. Views are panoramic inland and to the sea. HK016 is sited on a gentle west facing slope, at a distance of 10m from a stream and 600m from the sea. The platform has slumped downslope and very little remains to define the HC. The surrounding landscape consists mainly of bracken, with some grass. Inside the structure vegetation is mainly bracken with some grass and moss. The walling is mounded with bracken, and some visible stones may indicate a NW entrance. The only measurement possible is external diameter, averaging at 10.80m. HK016 is at a distance of 20m from HK015, 100m from HK017 and 250m from ANNW004. <1> <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 7099 4294 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG74SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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