MHG61127 - Hut circle - Uig South (7)
A hut circle at Uig.
Type and Period (1)
- HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
- None recorded
A hut circle at Uig.
139883 862876 Uig S 7 JAN067: 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 JAN067. This circular stone structure is in fair condition and the ring bank is visible as are some inner facing stones. It is sited on a platform built out from a moderate west facing slope and. The surrounding landscape as well as the interior vegetation is grassland. The site is 10m from a stream, 800m from the sea and has panoramic views to land and sea. The internal diameter averages 7.35m, external diameter is 10.75m. The double skinned wall is 1.7m thick with maximum height 0.25m. The probable entrance faces SW, its width is 1.7m and passage length is 1.8m. The HC lies 6m to the E of a track. JAN067 is at a distance of 150m from BB107 (see MHG). <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>
- <1> SHG27403 Text/Manuscript: Welti, A.. 2012. Roundhouses of Wester Ross and parts of Skye. University of Aberdeen. Yes. Digital. JAN067.
- <2> SHG27404 Dataset/Database File: Welti, A.. 2009-2016. Roundhouses of Wester Ross and parts of Skye: project database. Lochbroom Field Club. Yes. Digital. JAN067.
- <3> SHG27382 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NG 3987 6289 (18m by 18m)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
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External Links (1)
- http://www.wedigs.co.uk/ (View the WeDigs in Wester Ross Project website)
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