MHG58074 - Hut circle - Laide Wood (6)


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.

189309 890820 Laide Wood 6 JMC006: 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 oval HC is built up from a gentle E facing slope with panoramic views of land and sea. The ring bank is solid and the wall fill contains many small stones. Large facing stones are lacking, possibly robbed out. The interior is thickly covered with rushes. Outside, rushes surround the walls but are not growing on them. Diameters internally are 4.9m and 5.4m, external diameters are 6.7m and 8.0m. The double skinned wall is 1m thick and max height is 0.3m. The entrance is definite and is 1.2m wide externally, 1.4m internally, and passage length is 2m, indicating extended entrance terminals. This HC may be associated with JMC001 (400m distant - see MHG58069), JMC003 (500m distant - see MHG58071), JMC002, (300m distant - see MHG58070), JMC004 (400m distant - see MHG58072), JMC005 (400m distant - see MHG58073). It is also 700m from JAN011 (see MHG58068). <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 8930 9083 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG89SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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