MHG59561 - Hut circle - Helgry
A hut circle at Helgry.
Type and Period (1)
- HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
- None recorded
A hut circle at Helgry. Recorded by the OS as hut circle 'B'. For hut circle 'A' see MHG9320.
Enclosure (NR). OS 6"map, (1962)
Centred at NC 866204 on a SW - facing slope there are two hut circles ('A' & 'B'). 'A' was noted by the previous field investigator (Information from OS (W D J) 25 May 1961); it is large and prominent, built onto the slope in the SW. It measures 13.5m SE-NW by 10m within a wall spread to 3.5m. The entrance is in the SE. 'B' is apparent as a strongly constructed platform built up on the SW side. It measures 13m in diameter within a low spread wall. The entrance is in the SE. An apparently artificial arc of scarping occurs 25m to the W. Whether it constitutes the remains of a hut or is simply a lynchet is impossible to judge with certainty from the evidence. The indications of contemporary cultivation are slight, with only one or two clearance heaps around 'A'; elsewhere the ground is generally of a smooth stone free nature.
Surveyed at 1:10 560.
Visited by OS (J B) 7 March 1977; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909
GIS spatial data created in 2019 according to location as seen on 1999-2001 vertical APs. <1>
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1911. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland. . 119, No. 340.
- <1> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 1999-2001. Get Mapping colour vertical aerial photography 1999-2001 (The Millennium Map). XY
|Grid reference||Centred NC 8661 2053 (24m by 24m)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/6699 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
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