MHG58947 - Hut circle - Badbea Point 2


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.

203615 890619 Badbea Point 2 SP001: 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 roundhouse is sited on a natural terrace built into a gentle N facing slope. There are signs of a double wall skin but most of the wall boulders and slabs are tumbled out of position. The whole structure is submerged by bracken. The structure is 40m 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 WS001 sited at a distance of 20m (see MHG58946). <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 0361 9062 (11m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH09SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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