MHG60895 - Hut circle - Skiag Bridge (2)


A hut circle to the north of Skiag Bridge.

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 to the north of Skiag Bridge.

223300 925998 Skiag Bridge 2 EB051: The hut circle was visited by A Welti, G Sleight, E Blackburn and others in 2013 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 very poor condition and lies in a broad valley on a gentle south facing slope wih panoramic views to Loch Assynt and the south. The surrounding terrain is hilly with vegetation consisting of clumps of grass and heather with some bracken. Inside the structure there is a mixture of grass, heather, bracken and rushes. There are no enclosures or field systems in the immediate area. The site is 50m from a stream and 1500m from freshwater Loch Assynt. The HC has been much robbed and the most intact wall section is the NW arc. Average inner diameter is 11.85m, outer diameter is 15m. The double skinned wall is 1.4m thick with maximum height 0.5m. No entrance could be discerned. The HC is 500m north of a chambered cairn, is within sight of Ardveck Castle at 2500m distance, and is at a distance of 100m from both EB050 (see MHG60893) and GS090 (see MHG60974). <1> <2>

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GIS spatial data created in 2019 to location as shown on 2009 APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NC 2333 2600 (22m by 22m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC22NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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