MHG60327 - Hut circle - Talladale


A hut circle at Talladale.

Type and Period (1)

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

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A hut circle at Talladale.

191892 869901 JAN036 Talladale: The hut circle was visited by A MacInnes in 2014 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. This circular stone structure is in poor condition. The walls have been robbed out and there are two gaps where the entrance might have been. The ring bank is visible as are some wall facings. JAN036 is situated on a natural terrace within an enclosure in flat coppiced woodland with many later field boundary walls and clearance cairns visible in the vicinity. The surrounding vegetation is a mixture of bracken and grass with scattered trees. Inside the structure several trees impinge on the walling. Otherwise cover is mainly grass with some bracken. The site is distant 40m from the River Talladale and 700m from fresh-water loch, Loch Maree. There are limited views from the site. The average inner diameter of the structure is 6.5m, external diameter is 9.15m. The double skinned wall is 1.6m thick with maximum height 0.9m. The two possible entrances are in the SE and SW. No other hut circles are known in the vicinity. <1> <2>

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GIS spatial data created in 2019 based on 2009 vertical APs <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 9188 6991 (18m by 18m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG96NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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