MHG62608 - Hut circle - Durnamuck


A hut circle at Durnamuck.

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 Durnamuck.

200710 893797 Durnamuck1 IB201: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and I Brandt 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 circular stone structure has been much robbed and is in poor condition. The platform is built out from a gentle but exposed NE facing slope which is part of a bracken infested terrace surrounded by open heathland. From the site there are panoramic views to land and sea. IB201 is 50m from a stream and 200m from the sealoch, Little Loch Broom. Surrounding vegetation consists mainly of heather with some grass. Inside the structure the vegetation cover is almost entirely submerging bracken with some moss. The ring bank and some stones are visible. Average inner diameter is 9.8m, outer diameter is 13.6m. Double skinned wall thickness is 2.1m with maximum height 0.3m. No entrance could be identified. Inside the structure are the ruins of a shieling or house and the remains of another shieling lie outside the HC. There are no nearby hut circles. <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 the location of the feature as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 0070 9381 (22m by 22m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH09SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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