MHG61776 - Hut circle - West Shebster, Caithness


A hut circle at West Shebster, Caithness.

Type and Period (2)

  • HUT CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • ENCLOSURE? (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle at West Shebster, Caithness.

A hut circle identified 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. Small circular depression c.15m in diameter; possible hut-circle close to modern forestry. <1>

In the LiDAR data, a second, smaller square or sub-circular feature c.7m across adjoins the hut circle on its southwest quadrant [IS-L 28/05/2020].

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred ND 0058 6361 (19m by 23m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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