MHG62655 - Hut circle - Hinnesdal Track 1


A hut circle at Hinnesdal.

Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

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A hut circle at Hinnesdal.

138796 856941 AW080 Hinnesdal Track 1: The hut circle was visited by A Welti in 2013 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This circular stone structure is in poor condition. It sits in an enclosure and on a platform built out from a very gentle west facing slope, with panoramic views inland. Turf and stone boundaries indicate surrounding field systems. Vegetation in and around the structure is grassland. Average inner diameter is 5.5m. No measurement was possible for the outer diameter. Wall thickness is 1m with maximum height 0.3m. A large medieval-post-medieval building abuts the HC on its east side. The site is less than 500m from a Dun. <2> <3>

[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 2020 APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 3878 5695 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG35NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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