MHG57900 - Hut circle - Torr Mor 5


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.

171123 842555 Torr Mor 5 HK019: 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 sited on a low natural knoll in a gently sloping landscape. There are several field boundaries nearby. It may be associated with HK020 (see MHG57901), distant 200m. Average interior diameter is 6.65m, exterior diam is 8.8m, double skinned wall is 1.5m thick, max height 0.4m, filled with stones and turf. Facing stones show to NNE. Entrance may be to NNW. The banking is visible but very few stones show. Average interior diameter is 6.2m, exterior diam is 9m, double skinned wall is 1.5m thick, max height is 0.4m. A probable entrance faces NW and is 1.6m wide. <1> <2>

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

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Grid reference Centred NG 7111 4256 (11m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG74SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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