MHG60072 - Hut circle - Annishader, Skye


A Hut circle at Annishader, Skye.

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 Annishader, Skye. The second recorded in the description.

Two hut circles and the footings of a rectangular building lie in an area of improved pasture, on the North facing slopes of Glen Haultin at 75m OD. The first hut circle is at NG 435530 51166, a few metres S of a rock outcrop on a slight natural rise. It comprises the earth-fast footings of a sub-circular structure measuring 7.5m x 10m externally, with walls 1m thick. Two edge set orthostats, measuring 1.5m x 1.5m x 0.5m and 1m x 1m x 0.5m, mark a SW facing entrance 1.25m wide. The site is overgrown with grass and rushes. On the N side of the rock outcrop lie the grass covered footings of a rectangular building, aligned E-W, measuring 7m x 4m, with an outshot on the N wall measuring 3m x 3m. Thirty five metres E of these structures, at NG 43586 51188, are the footings of another hut circle, measuring 12m in diameter. A field dyke, aligned SW-NE, butts onto the hut circle in its SE quadrant, and a second dyke, aligned NW-SE, appears to run around its NE quadrant. It is overgrown with grass, rushes and bracken. Information from Billy MacRae, August 2010. <1>

GIS spatial data created in 2019 according to location of site as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 4358 5120 (17m by 17m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG45SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.