MHG62144 - Probable hut circle on recessed platform - Allt na Criche, Urchany


Probable ruined hut circle on a recessed platform, Allt na Criche, Urchany

Type and Period (2)

  • HUT CIRCLE? (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • PLATFORM (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) undertook an archaeological survey of Urchany in 2015.

Site H01; On the E-facing hill slope facing the Allt na Criche is a platform which is revetted on the upslope and buttressed on the downslope. On the platform are the low stone walls of a circular structure, about 3.5m internal diameter. A possible entrance is in the SW. There is considerable post-abandonment stone-dumping within. It is closely associated with hut circle H02 (hut 'K') - (see MHG61222). This is presumably a prehistoric hut circle on a recessed platform. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4569 4567 (8m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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