MHG62768 - Possible hut circle - 540m east of Achvraid, Essich
A possible small hut circle surviving as an upstanding earthwork.
Type and Period (1)
- HUT CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
- None recorded
What may be a hut-circle is visible on aerial photographs (RCAHMS AP 1994) in a semi-improved field to the S of Essich. Some 10m to the SW a circular stony feature may either be a robbed out cairn or a smaller hut-circle. A few small cairns are visible on the aerial photographs around the hut-circle.
Information from RCAHMS (DCC) 31 January 1997
This hut circle can be seen on oblique aerial photographs taken by Jim Bone in 1997. <1>
This site was visited by a member of HCAU staff in August 2009. The larger feature was confirmed as a probable hut circle (see MHG26104), measuring approximately 10 metres in diameter. A possible entrance was located to the southeast. The western side of the feature is somewhat denuded. The circular stony feature to the south west was not located. <2> <3>
The smaller circular feature noted in the original RCHAMS description is visible at the described location and is also visible in the foreground of one of the photographs in <3>. It is c.6.5m in diameter [IS-L 01/03/2023].
GIS spatial data created in 2023 according to the location of the feature as seen in 2009 vertical Aerial photographs. <4>
- <1> SHG24076 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Oblique: Bone, J. Aerial photographs of various sites submitted by Jim Bone. Colour. Yes. Digital. 97/4/7 and 97/4/8.
- <2> SHG23297 Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer. 19/08/2009.
- <3> SHG24247 Image/Photograph(s): Tilbury, S. 2009-11. Photographs by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer. Colour. . Digital. 19/08/2009.
- <4> SHG27382 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6499 3889 (11m by 11m) (2 map features)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/115094 (View HES Canmore record for this site)
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