MHG62650 - Hut circle - Uig South (8)


A hut circle at Uig, Skye.

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 Uig, Skye.

139863 862793 Uig S 8 AW133: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and M Wildgoose in 2018 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. A cluster of 14 circular stone structures are scattered over a 1000m x 500m area of grazed grassland at South Cuil, on slopes varying from gentle to steep, and all facing west over Uig Bay. Numerous field walls and enclosures, many of which appear ancient, indicate long term usage of this grazing land. A farm track runs NE/SW below most of the HC cluster and along the fairly level base of the sloping ground. The HC sits above a wee stream uphill from JAN067 (see MHG61127). It is sited on a platform built out from a gentle west facing slope. The surrounding landscape as well as the interior vegetation is grassland. The site is 1m from a stream, 800m from the sea and has panoramic views to land and sea. The structure is in poor condition; its northern half has tumbled into the gully. Measurements were difficult. The outer diameter is approximately 8.8m. The double skinned wall is 1.1m thick with maximum height 0.4m. No entrance could be discerned. The ring bank and some stones were visible. AW133 is at a distance of 50m from both BB707 (see MHG61340) and JAN068 (see MHG61341). <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 as shown on 2009 APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 3985 6280 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG36SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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