MHG61125 - Hut circle - Uig South (6)


A hut circle at Uig.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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A hut circle at Uig.

139880 863010 Uig S 6 BB703: The hut circle was visited by A Welti, A MacInnes, B Blackburn and M Wildgoose in 2018 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. A cluster of 14 roundhouses are scattered over a 1000m x 500m area of grazed grassland at South Cuil, on slopes varying from gentle to steep, and all facing west over Uig Bay. Numerous field walls and enclosures, many of which appear ancient, indicate long term usage of this grazing land. A farm track runs NE/SW below most of the HC cluster and along the fairly level base of the sloping ground. A standing stone (MHG5772) which could indicate ritual activities, is at a distance of 470m from BB703. This circular stone structure is sited on a platform dug into and built out from a very gentle west facing slope and is in fair condition. The surrounding landscape is grassland with pine woodland to the NE and deciduous woodland 15m to the NW. The vegetation cover inside the structure is entirely grass. The site is 100m from a stream, 500m from the sea and has panoramic views to land and sea. The ring bank is visible as are some inner facing stones on the SE side. The interior is undulating. The internal diameter averages 7.15m, external diameter is 10.40m. The double skinned wall is 1.6m thick with maximum height 0.25m. No entrance is visible. BB703 is at a distance of 150m from JAN067 (see MHG61127). <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].

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

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Grid reference Centred NG 3987 6301 (18m by 18m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG36SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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