MHG58068 - Hut circle - Laide Wood (7)


A hut circle at Laide Wood, to the southwest of Laide.

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 Laide Wood, to the southwest of Laide.

189129 891317 Laide Wood 7 JAN011: The hut circle was visited by A MacInnes in 2013 as part of research on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. This circular HC sits on a very gentle grassy slope with SE aspect. The platform is built out from the slope. The HC is substantial. Both inner and outer wall facing stones are large. Many massive stones and boulders are visible. Details of the entrance are obscured by a later wall overlying it. Average internal diameter is 10.1m, external diameter is 13.4m. The double skinned wall is 1.6m thick, max height 0.6m. The probable entrance faces SE. No measurements of its width were possible. The HC is 700m N of a cluster of 6 HCs, JMC001 (see MHG58069), JMC002 (see MHG58070), JMC003 (see MHG58071), JMC004 (see MHG58072), JMC005 (see MHG58073) and JM006 (see MHG58074). <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 8912 9132 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG89SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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