MHG59265 - Hut circle - NE of Loch Salachaidh

Summary

A hut circle to the northeast of Loch Salachaidh.

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 to the northeast of Loch Salachaidh, one of a number in the near vicinity probably associated with a field system (see MHG9434). Recorded by the OS as hut circle 'G'.

NC 769 041. A settlement of seven huts ('A' - 'G') falling within a contemporary field system marked by numerous stone clearance heaps, and vestiges of a field wall near hut 'G'.
'A' - 'E' are circular and measure between 8.0m and 11.0m between the centres of walls, in the main overgrown with peat. All have entrances in the S arc.
'F' is 13.5m in diameter between centres of a wall denuded except for two portal stones, 1.0m apart and 0.3m high, in the S arc.
'G', oval and the best preserved is 13.0m NNW - SSE by 11.0m between wall centres, with an entrance gap in the SSE where the wall spreads to 5.0m.
Surveyed at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (J M) 11 August 1975.

See MHG59254 for Hut circle 'A'
See MHG59256 for Hut circle 'B'
See MHG59258 for Hut circle 'C'
See MHG59259 for Hut circle 'D'
See MHG59260 for Hut circle 'E'
See MHG59261 for Hut circle 'F'

Although shown here on the old SMR 1:10,000 mapping, there is nothing visible at this location on available vertical APs although modern OS MasterMap does have the annotation 'Hut circle' here without a related feature. This site does, however, fit the description of a hut circle visible some 75m to the south-southeast (see MHG59252). [IS-L 15/01/2019].

GIS spatial data created from feature as recorded on geo-rectified old SMR 1:10,000 map. <1>

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7707 0389 (22m by 22m)
Map sheet NC70SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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