MHG60553 - Hut circle - Tollie Farm (2)


A hut circle near Tollie Farm.

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 near Tollie Farm.

186301 878858 AEMC 002 Tollie Farm 2: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and A MacInnes in 2011 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. This circular stone structure is in poor condition. It sits on a natural terrace found on a moderate SE facing slope in a rough landscape covered with a mixture of heather and grass. The platform is built out from the slope. The HC is within an enclosure which cuts across its northern sector, and is adjacent to a larger enclosure to the east. There are other field walls in the vicinity. The HC sits 200m from a stream and 500m from the fresh water outflow of Loch Maree. Views from the site are panoramic inland. Average inner diameter is 7.5m, outer diameter is 10.2m. The double skinned wall is 1.2m thick with maximum height 0.4m. Most of the HC wall stones seem to have been used to construct the later enclosure walls and no entrance was visible. There are three other known hut circles on the Tollie peninsula. AEMC002 is at a distance of 250m from AM602 (see MHG57300), and is 600m from both JB601 (see MHG7718) and AM601 (see MHG57299). <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 8629 7887 (19m by 19m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG87NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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