MHG62053 - Hut circle - Shurrery, Caithness


A hut circle at Shurrery, Caithness.

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 hut circle at Shurrery, Caithness.

The feature was recorded by C Dagg during a pre-afforestation project walkover survey in 2004. Settlement, centred on ND 0334 5706. A settlement of eight possible hut circles and one possible burnt mound, occupying slight knolls on the ridge of well-drained ground. No evidence for field boundaries or field clearance cairns were noted, although these may be concealed by a thin peat cover. Site 8a: ND 0339 5698 A section of curved grassy bank which may be the remains of a hut circle approximately 5.5m in diameter. Within this arc, a number of set stones may form a sub-square structure of later date. A second, attached arc of grassy bank to the east may be an extension to the hut circle. Below the knoll to the SE by 7m is a setting of approximately seven stones forming a possible structure 2m across. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0338 5699 (24m by 22m)
Map sheet ND05NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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