MHG61347 - Hut circle - Uig South (9A)


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.

139786 862734 Uig South 9A BB707A: 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 circular stone structures 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 720m from BB707A.This structure is in fair condition and is made up of a single circular wall of large stones, quite a different structure from that of the HC BB707 (see MHG61340) which lies 2m upslope from the eastern edge of BB707A. External landscape vegetation is a mixture of heather and grass. Inside the HC there is mainly grass with a small amount of heather. The structure is 100m from a stream and 1000m from the sea at Uig Bay. There are panoramic views over land and sea. The platform is dug into a steep NW facing slope. Average inner diameter is 3.3m, outer diameter is 6.0m. The ring bank and some of the wall is visible. BB707A is 2.0m from BB707 and is 25m from JAN068 (see MHG61341). <1> <2>

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GIS spatial data created in 2019 according to location as seen on 1999-2001 APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 3978 6274 (14m by 14m)
Map sheet NG36SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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