MHG57893 - Hut circle - Torr Mor 4


A hut circle at Torr Mor.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Remains of a hut circle at Torr Mor.

170944 842924 Torr Mor 4 HK018: 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 HC is one of a cluster of 6 (together with HK016 (see MHG57891), HK015 (see MHG7645), HK017 (see MHG57892), ANNW004 (see MHG57874) 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 (see MHG57899). The HC structure is submerged by bracken and moss. Without the infesting bracken it would show as a well preserved HC. The recorder describes it as 'a little gem'. Average interior diameter is 5.90m, exterior diam is 8m, double skinned wall thickness is 1m, max height 0.3m. The definite entrance faces W and is 1.2m wide internally and externally, passage length 1.5m, indicating standard entrance terminals. A wall of boulders runs N/S to E of the HC. Views from the site are panoramic. <1> <2>

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

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Grid reference Centred NG 7094 4293 (13m by 13m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG74SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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