MHG58946 - Hut circle - Badbea Point 1


A hut circle at Badbea Point near Dundonnel.

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 Badbea Point near Dundonnel.

203606 890633 Badbea Point 1 WS001: The hut circle was visited by A Welti, S Pomeroy and W Soos in 2016 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. This is a large and substantial roundhouse sited on a natural terrace built into a gentle North facing slope. The whole structure is submerged by bracken. The walls consist of massive boulders and show no sign of double skin slabs. The structure is 60m S of the sealoch. To SE is a natural harbour, a bay facing SE. To the south the slope becomes steeper, up to the present modern road. There is a small rocky escarpment above the roundhouse from which flows a spring. The roundhouse is probably associated with SP001 (see MHG58946), sited at a distance of 20m. <1> <2>

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Note: NGR adjusted to approximate position as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 0359 9064 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH09SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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