MHG683 - Hut Circle, Links of Dunnet


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Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle in the form of a large circular depression at the S end of a ridge of sand. Stones arevvisible round the perimeter giving an internal diameter of about 36ft.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

At ND 2234 7002, visible as a hollow set into the NW slope of an afforested sandy knoll, is a circular stone-walled hut measuring about 14.0m in diameter between the centres of a wall (determined by probing) spread to an indeterminate width. The entrance is not evident. This is with little doubt the hut described by the RCAHMS, not that published nearby (ND27SW 12).
Surveyed at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (I S S) 9 March 1972.

(ND 2234 7002) Hut Circle (NR)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

No change to the previous field report other than details of the hut circle are less recoverable due to mature conifer cover.
Visited by OS (J M) 21 April 1982.

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 25, No. 68 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2233 7002 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND27SW
Civil Parish DUNNET
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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