MHG60407 - Hut circle - Meall na Dubh


A hut circle at Meall na Dubh.

Type and Period (1)

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

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A hut circle at Meall na Dubh.

179694 878941 JAN037 Meall na Dubh A: 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 fair condition. Wall facings and the ring bank are visible. The platform sits dug into and built out from a natural terrace surrounded by a moderate North facing slope. There are field boundaries of turf and stone in the vicinity. Vegetation both in surroundings and inside the structure is a mixture of heather and grass. A stream flows 200m to the N and a freshwater loch is 100m to the NE. Views from the site are panoramic inland and to the sea. The inner diameter averages 6.2m, external diameter is 8.5m. The double skinned wall is 1.3m thick with maximum height 0.65m. The probable entrance faces NW with external width 1.3m, internal width 1m and passage length 2.4m. This indicates extended entrance terminals. JAN037 is 1000m from MM003 (see MHG7522). <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 7968 7895 (15m by 15m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG77NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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