MHG62711 - Hut circle - Glac Bhan
Hut circle at Glac Bhan
Type and Period (1)
- HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)
- None recorded
Centred at NH 540637 and set on a N-facing slope approx 25m above River Sgitheach is a settlement of three hut circles ('A' - 'C'), all obscured by peat and heather.
Hut 'A' is 10.5m E-W by 9m within a slight wall of indeterminate width. The entrance is in the E. 'B' and 'C' are circular and measure 8m and 8.5 m in diameter respectively within walls of 2.5 m average spread. The entrances, although not evident, were probably in the E sides.
With the exception of one or two possible clearance heaps there is no trace of contemporary agriculture in the area, although the ground is of a fairly stone-free nature.
Surveyed at 1:10 000. Visited by OS (J B) 16 November 1976
A group of 3 hut circles. RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1978
John Wombell, a local researcher, advises that there are six, not three, hut circles at this location and evidence of a field system. A small hut c.5m internal diameter lies between A and B plus another just below, while there is a sixth hut circle c.8m internal diameter at NH 53955 63631. <1>
Hut 'C' is circular and measures 8m and 8.5 m in diameter within walls of 2.5 m average spread. The entrance, although not evident, was probably in the east side.
Note; Location based on RCAHMS grid reference and adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1979. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region. . 21, No. 174. XY
- <1> Text/Correspondence: Wombell, J. 01/2011. Email from John Wombell regarding MHG8927. Yes. Digital.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5406 6371 (26m by 26m) (2 map features)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12922 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
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