MHG60266 - Probable hut circle - Gruinard Bay (First Coast)


A probable hut circle near First Coast on Gruinard Bay.

Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A probable hut circle near First Coast on Gruinard Bay.

The site was seen by A MacInnes in 2014 as part of research for a dissertation by A Welti on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. It is a circular structure on a knoll beside the road and warrants further investigation. It is mentioned in the record for JAN018 (see MHG60264). <1> <2>

[Note: a database was set up as part of research for the dissertation and was subsequently expanded as an extension of the We Digs Project (see website link below). The full access database can be made available to enquirers/researchers if requested - contact HER for details].

The feature is clearly visible on 2009 vertical APs as a more or less circular stone structure with a funnelled 'extension' on the east side which may have been derived from an original extended entrance. It measures approximately 11m in diameter and may have seen subsequent re-use as a sheep stell. GIS spatial data created in 2019 as per location as seen on the 2009 vertical APs. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 9246 9095 (22m by 22m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG99SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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