MHG61857 - Hut circle - Allt Torigil, Broubster


A hut circle at Allt Torigil, Broubster.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle at Allt Torigil, Broubster.

Hut circle, recorded by R Mercer in 1982 during a survey undertaken by the University of Edinburgh, one of several over a number of years in Caithness: Site FOR 276b: Hut circle. Dimensions: 18m x 10m. Subrectangular grass-covered bank with a spread of 2m. The internal dimensions of the N part are 5m x 5m and it has an entrance 1m wide in the SE into the other part. The S section is 6m x 6m. The gap in the outer bank of the 'hut-circle' is 6m wide. 50m N of hut (a). Orientation: NW-SE. Figs. 33, 84. Associated with Mons. 277, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, and 287. Elevation: 275' OD. ND 033 596. <1>

This site is possibly 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. However, it was not identified in the initial data analysis and is therefore not recorded/listed in the project report. <2>

Not noted by OS investigators.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 0333 5944 (21m by 28m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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