MHG58062 - 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.

188003 889205 Badfearn Lexie Croft 1 JAN007: The hut circle was visited by A MacInnes in 2013 as part of research on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. This much damaged HC sits on a gentle SW facing slope with panoramic views over land and sea. There are shieling footings inside the HC. 30m to NW of HC is a large walled stackyard, probably built of stones robbed from this HC. Average internal diameter is 6m, external diameter is 8m. The double skinned wall thickness is 1.2m, max height is 0.4m. No entrance is visible. This HC is possibly associated with JAN006 (400m distant - see MHG58061), JAN008 (200m distant - see MHG) and MR001 (200m distant - see MHG51506). <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 8799 8921 (11m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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