MHG57922 - Hut circle - Ormiscaig (1)


A hut circle at Ormiscaig.

Type and Period (1)

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

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A hut circle at Ormiscaig.

185798 891523 Ormiscaig 1 JAN001: The hut circle was visited by A MacInnes in 2013 as part of research on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. The HC is submerged by bracken and sits on a steep S facing slope with panoramic views. It is probably oval, although this shape may be due to slumping downslope. It is associated with JAN002 (200m distant - see MHG), JAN003 (300m distant - see MHG) and JAN004 (300m distant - see MHG). A large boulder has tumbled into the centre of the HC. Nearby burial cairns are possible (see JAN002) Average internal diameter is 7m, external diam is 9m. The double skinned wall is 1m thick and max height is 0.75m. The S facing entrance is 1.2m wide externally, 1.4 m wide internally, and the entrance passage is 1.5m in length. <1> <2>

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GIS data created in 2018 according to location as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8579 9154 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG89SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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