MHG58900 - Hut circle - Badfearn, Aultbea (JAN014)


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.

189460 889166 Badfearn 3 JAN014: 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 circular structure lies in a gently undulating landscape. It is small. Average internal diameter is 3.2m, external diameter is 6.35m, double skinned wall is 1.2m thick with max height 0.6m. The SE entrance has internal and external width 0.75m, with standard terminals. The small size may indicate that it was a shieling rather than a hut circle. However, it may be a small hut circle associated with a larger previously unrecorded hut circle at NGR 189475 889169 at a distance of 12m to the SE visible on 2009 vertical Aps (see MHG58906). The HC is probably associated with JAN012 (see MHG58898), JAN013 (see MHG58899), JAN015 (see MHG58901), JAN019 (see MHG58902), JAN020 (see MHG58903) and JAN021 (see MHG58904), mostly within 500m of one another. 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 8945 8917 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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