MHG61664 - Hut circle - Achvraid


A partly ploughed-out hut circle at Achvraid, visible on aerial photographs.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A partly ploughed-out hut circle at Achvraid.

Aerial photographs (RCAHMSAP 1994) reveal at least four further hut-circles (to those already known at Achvraid) at about NH 6499 3803, NH 6507 3836, NH 6462 3860 and NH 6477 3864. The small cairns and field-system cover a much larger area than delimited by the OS, extending as far as the easternmost hut-circle (NH 6507 3836), and for some 200m to the N of the northernmost hut-circle (NH 6477 3864). Fragments of what may be cord rig are visible on the aerial photographs across much of the area, but there are well-defined patches centred on NH 6462 3798, NH 6499 3803 and NH 6465 3855 (this cord rig lies within a field bank).
Information from RCAHMS (DCC) 31 January 1997

The hut circle identified by RCAHMS at NH 6507 3836 is visible on aerial photographs dating to 2009. It measures approximately 14m in diameter. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6509 3859 (26m by 26m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH63NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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