MHG58903 - Hut circle - Badfearn, Aultbea (JAN020)


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.

189501 889482 Badfearn 6 JAN020: 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 roundhouse lies on a medium slope and is in good condition. Walls are double skinned with average inner diameter 7.4m, outer diameter 9.5m. The wall thickness is 1.1m with a max height of 0.6m. The entrance is 2m wide externally and 1m internally. Entrance length is 1.5m with extended terminals. A secondary circle indicated by a bank within the roundhouse may indicate an earlier structure, see sketch. No stones are visible here. The HC is probably associated with JAN012 (see MHG58898), JAN013 (see MHG58899), JAN014 (see MHG58900), JAN015 (see MHG58901), JAN019 (see MHG58902) 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 8949 8949 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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