MHG57920 - Hut circle - Allt Loch Meall nan Feadan Toscaig (2)


A hut circle at Allt Loch Meall nan Feadan, Toscaig.

Type and Period (1)

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

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A hut circle at Allt Loch Meall nan Feadan, Toscaig.

171810 837000 Toscaig South ANNW002: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and A Wakeling 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 stone structure is in very poor condition. The platform lies in a discrete area of thick bracken and is built out from a moderate south facing slope. The surrounding landscape is covered with a mixture of heather, bracken, grass and moss. From the site there are panoramic views inland and to the sea. The eastern arc of the structure is heavily revetted into the slope. Very few stones are visible. Water trickles down the rocky slope and runs into a ditch along the northern edge of the bracken patch. A ditch on the west side of the structure appears manmade and is diverting water around the platform. The outer diameter of the structure is about 6.5m. No other measurements were possible. ANNW002 is at a distance of 200m from ANNW001 (see MHG57917). <1> <2>

[Note: a database was set up as part of research for the dissertation and was subsequently expanded as an extension of the We Digs Project (see website link below). The full access database can be made available to enquirers/researchers if requested - contact HER for details].

GIS data created in 2018 according to location as seen on 1999-2001 vertical APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 7181 3703 (8m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG73NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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