MHG58061 - Hut circle - Badfearn


A hut circle at Badfearn.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle at Badfearn.

187805 889387 Badfearn head dyke JAN006: 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 situated just above the head-dyke (see photo 0142). It is built out from a gentle S facing slope. The bank and some stones are visible, but heather submerges much of the structure. Views are panoramic over land and sea. Average internal diameter is 8m, external diameter is 10.2m. The double skinned wall is 1.2m thick with max height 0.7m. There is a definite entrance, 1.3m wide externally and 0.8m internally. The entrance passage is 1.5m in length. Heather covers the extended entrance terminals. The structure may be associated with MR001 (distant 500m - see MHG), JAN007 (distant 500m - see MHG), and JAN008 (distant 400m - see MHG). <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 8780 8939 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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