MHG7740 - Hut circle - Druim Nam Freumh


A hut circle at Druim Nam Freumh on Isle Ewe.

Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle at Druim Nam Freumh on Isle Ewe.

NG88NE 1 8504 8845.
An enclosure, 8m int diam and 14m overall and of negligible height. Visited by OS (W C) 23 August 1965.

Roundhouse with diameter of 11m and entrance in the south. The site was recorded in 2014 by D. Malone, A. MacInne & J Buchanan as part of an archaeological survey of Isle Ewe. Note: NGR in report is incorrect but is shown in correct position on map in report. <1>

185198 888796 JAN023 Isle Ewe 1: The hut circle was visited by A MacInnes in 2014 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. This circular stone structure is in good condition with the ring bank, the entrance and a number of stones clearly visible. It is sited on a moderate south facing slope. The vegetation in the surrounding landscape is a mixture of heather and grass. Inside the structure there is a mixture of heather, bracken and grass. There is a stream 300m to the east of the HC and it lies 400m from the sea loch, Loch Ewe. An enclosure is adjacent to the HC and there are other field boundaries in the vicinity. Views from the site are panoramic over land and sea. The HC platform is dug into and built out from the slope. The interior of the structure is nest shaped and the ring bank has spread. The inner diameter averages 6.0m, the outer is 11.0m. The double skinned wall is 2.0m thick with maximum height 0.75m. A definite entrance faces SE with external width 0.75m, internal width 1.0m and passage length 2.0m. JAN023 is distant 100m from JAN024 (see MHG58809). <2> <3>

[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 2019 to location as shown on 2014 APs. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8504 8845 (22m by 22m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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