MHG62598 - Hut circle - Camas an Lochain 3 (Scoraig 3)


A hut circle at Camas an Lochain (Scoraig).

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 Camas an Lochain (Scoraig).

200106 897969 Camusainlochain 3 CD003: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and C Dagg in 2019 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. This slightly oval stone structure is one of a cluster of ruined structures at an elevation of 70m, on the E slopes of Cnoc Sgoraig above improved land around Loch Camas an Lochan. There are several small burns nearby, running down slope to Loch Camas an Lochan. CD003 is dug into the gentle slope, on a level terrace in a hollow in the lee of the hillside.From the site are panoramic views to sea and inland. The terrain is hilly. The freshwater loch is 200m away and the sea is 400m away. Vegetation cover in both the exterior surroundings and the interior of the HC consists of heather, bog myrtle and moss. Interior average diameter is 4.5m, exterior diameter is 7.5m. The double skinned wall shows as a flat topped ring bank with the entrance facing ESE. The possible entrance has external width 1.0m. CD003 is 60m from CD006 (MHG62591) and 20m from CD002 (see MHG62597). A broch and dun are situated between 1000 and 2000 m away. <1> <2>

[Note: a database was set up as part of research for the dissertation and was subsequently expanded as an extension of the We Digs Project (see website link below). The full access database can be made available to enquirers/researchers if requested - contact HER for details].

GIS spatial data created in 2022 according to location of feature as seen on 2020 vertical APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 0010 9798 (15m by 15m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH09NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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