MHG63029 - Hut circle - Cam lain Bhain


A hut circle of 13 yards diameter east of Cam lain Bhain.

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. East of Cam lain Bhain.
In the wood and on the ridge to the S.W. of the top corner of the Clunevackie field, there is a hut circle of 13 yards diameter with its entrance to the S.W.. There is a small cairn further to the S.W.. Coming from inside the field at the top corner there is low straight walling running S.W. into the wood and when it gets near the hut circle it swings to angle down the slope in a straight line passing a few yards to the east of and below a circular sunken site scooped out of the top edge of the brae. This hut circle type feature has an internal diameter of 5 yards and is in a sheltered position overlooking a steep bank. Some distance further down and to the south on a level area there is a rectangular ditched platform 13 yards x 8 yards. The upcast from the very silted up ditches forms a terrace at the edge of the platform. No ditch can now be traced at the west end. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 14/08/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 4850 3750 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH43NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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