MHG58901 - Hut circle - Badfearn, Aultbea (JAN015)


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.

189286 889225 Badfearn 4 JAN015: 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. The circular structure has average internal diameter 6.5m, external diameter 9.75m. Double skinned wall has thickness 1.7m with max height 0.4m. Entrance orientation is N, which raises doubts as to whether it was a dwelling. Entrance width is 2m internally and 1m externally, with standard terminals. The structure lies within an area of large glacial boulders. The walls are constructed of huge boulders; two extra large ones are at the entrance. A platform extends out from the entrance, partly circular. This may be an earlier structure. Within the same enclosure is a circular bracken covered mound, diameter 7m, GR NG89299 89164, possibly a further roundhouse or a cairn (see MHG). The HC is probably associated with JAN012 (see MHG58898), JAN013 (see MHG58899), JAN014 (see MHG58900), 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 8928 8923 (16m by 16m)
Map sheet NG88NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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