MHG61915 - Possible hut circle - West Shebster


A possible hut circle at West Shebster, Caithness.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible hut circle at West Shebster, Caithness.

A possible hut circle is visble 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. It was not identified in the initial data analysis and therefore not included or listed in the project report. <1>

The roughly circular feature measures approximately 14m in diameter and may have been adapted subsequently for a different use. It is just about visible in vertical aerial photos taken in 1999-2001 [IS-L 15/07/2020].

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred ND 0120 6329 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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