MHG58072 - Hut circle - Laide Wood (4)


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?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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

188917 890677 Laide Wood 4 JMC004: The hut circle was visited by J Macintyre and others in 2012 as part of research on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. This circular HC lies on flat ground. The structure is submerged in heather, moss and peat. Very few stones are visible. The change from grassy vegetation to heather shows up in the circle. Average outer diameter is 8.85m. The wall is double skinned but no measurements were possible. This HC may be associated with JMC001 (200m distant - see MHG58069), JMC003 (30m distant- see MHG58071), JMC002, (20m distant - see MHG58070) JMC005 (20m distant - see MHG58073), JMC006 (400m distant - 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 8891 9069 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG89SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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