MHG8012 - Hut circle, Cnoc Na Moine

Summary

Hut circle recorded by RCAHMS.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH67SW 20 6015 7282 and 6023 7260.

Centred at NH 601 726 on the NE-facing slopes of Cnoc na Moine are two circular stone-walled huts within an area of stone clearance heaps probably contemporary but peat growth has obscured evidence of fields. The hut at NH 6015 7282, measures c.9.5m in diameter between the centres of a mutilated wall spread to c.2.0m in the S where it is best preserved, and evident as a stony scarp elsewhere. An earthfast boulder marks the course of the wall in the NE, and a possible outer wall facing stone is visible in the SE. The ill-defined entrance is in the E. The hut at NH 6023 7260 measures c.7.5m in diameter between the centres of a wall spread to c. 2.0m all round. The entrance is not evident.
Visited by OS (A A) 4 November 1970.

Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (I S S) 23 August 1972.

For the hut circle previously recorded under this record, at NH6023 7260, please see MHG54261. <1>


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 22, No. 177 (Text/Report). SHG2670.


<1> Carey, G, 2010-2011, Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer, 11/01/2011 (Verbal Communication). SHG24799.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6013 7281 (9m by 9m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH67SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

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