MHG62942 - Possible hut circle - Cnoc an t-Sionnach


Possible hut circle at Cnoc an t-Sionnach.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989. S.W. of Cnoc an t-Sionnach
There is a hut circle of 6yds diameter with its entrance towards the south. Near the north side of this very uneven moorland area, which is covered with tree stumps, there is a 4yd dia. low cairn or mound situated near the public road. A short distance to the S.W. of the cairn there are traces of a flat-bottomed ditch which can be traced running in a southerly direction for about 40yds. On the other and east side of the road there is an 18yd length of turf and boulder walling running N.E. to S.W. at the edge of a swamp. A considerable distance away from the road, and up the hill towards the west, an 8ft wide flatbottomed ditch can be traced running northwards through the heath, from the fire break at the edge of the forestry to the cultivated grass area. Its length is about 300yds. It has slight bends throughout, as has a more or less parallel smaller ditch roughly 10yds to the west. The length of this from the grass area to where it is grafted onto the major ditch is about 240yds. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 19/07/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 5469 3939 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH53NW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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