MHG61745 - Circular features - Loch Calder


Three small circular features near Loch Calder.

Type and Period (2)

  • HUT CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) SHIELING HUT? (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Three small circular features near Loch Calder.

Three small circular features visible in LiDAR data gathered by AOC Archaeology in 2011 as part of the mitigation for the visual impact on the archaeological landscape associated with the proposed Baillie Hill windfarm, Caithness. Fragmentary circular structures, badly disturbed by later MoLRS building and enclosure. Possible hut-circles. <1>

These structures are very small for hut circles, with two being c.5m in diameter and the third c.6m, being more the size of shieling huts. One, Site 40, is also rather dubious as a feature. [IS-L 23/05/2020].

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred ND 0749 5899 (21m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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