MHG7643 - Hut circle - Torr Mor (Torr Garve)


A hut circle at Torr Mor (Torr Garve).

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle at Torr Mor (Torr Garve).

NG74SW 9 7138 4302.
A circular stone-walled hut measuring 9m internally with the inner face of an otherwise scarcely discernible wall clearly defined. It is crossed by a later wall against which small structures have been built. Entrance not evident.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (J M) 4 June 1974.

171396 843008 Torr Garve 6 HK014: The hut circle was visited by A Welti and H Keino in 2010 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. This HC is set midway between the Torr Garve cluster to N and the Torr Morr cluster to W. It sits on fairly level ground at the foot of a steep W facing slope. A possible sheep pen has been built inside the HC and a heather covered field wall crosses it. Heather surrounds the HC and bracken covers most of the inside, marking the circle clearly in the landscape. A slab lined 'bowl' against the N outer face may be a later kiln. Measurement of the inner diameters was not possible, the outer diameter was irregular due to the later structures with an approx average of 10m. HK014 is at a distance of 70m from HK019 (see MHG), 400m from HK013 (see MHG57811), and 500m from HK015 (see MHG). <1> <2>

[Note: a database was set up as part of research for the dissertation and was subsequently expanded as an extension of the We Digs Project (see website link below). The full access database can be made available to enquirers/researchers if requested - contact HER for details].

GIS spatial data amended in 2018 to location as shown on 2009 Aps. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 7139 4302 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG74SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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