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?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6499 3889 (11m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH63NW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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