MHG58898 - Hut circle - Badfearn, Aultbea (JAN012)


A hut circle near Badfearn, Aultbea.

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 near Badfearn, Aultbea.

189209 889108 Badfearn 1 JAN012: The hut circle was visited by A MacInnes in 2014 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. This HC lies on a gentle slope and is in good condition. Average inner diameter is 7.65m, outer diameter is 11.75m, wall thickness is 2m with a max height of 0.5m. The entrance is 1m wide and entrance terminals are standard. Many wall facings are visible. A sheiling is built inside the HC structure. 6m downslope to E and opposite to the HC entrance is a small circular structure, diameter 4m and with an entrance to E. There are stones in the centre of this structure. The HC is probably associated with JAN013 (see MHG58899), JAN014 (see MHG58900), JAN015 (see MHG58901), JAN019 (see MHG58902), JAN020 (see MHG58903) and JAN021 (see MHG58904), mostly within 500m of one another.It is only 20m from JAN013. This cluster is 1000m E of MR002 (see MHG58701) and 1500m S of the Laide Wood group, JMC001-JMC006 and JAN011 (see MHG58069-MHG58074 & MHG58068). <1> <2>

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GIS spatial data created in 2018 to location as shown on 2009 APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8920 8912 (18m by 18m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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