MHG8044 - Balleigh Wood

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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

NH68SE 5 6966 8421.

(NH 6966 8421) Hut Circle (NR)
OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

A hut circle in the W end of Balligh Wood, composed of large boulders. Name Book 1874.

In cleared woodland is a denuded circular hut measuring 9.2m in diameter within a stone wall, 1.6m thick, of which both the inner and outer wall faces of contiguous stones set on edge are visible intermittently. The "simple" entrance, c.1.3m wide, in the E, is flanked on the S side by an earthfast stone. The hut has been robbed as there is no trace of the wall core and several facing stones are scattered loosely both inside and outside the hut. There is no trace of contemporary cultivation.
Revised at 1/2500 (OS {W D J}).
Visited by OS (W D J) 14 May 1963 and (R L) 21 October 1970.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 10, 52 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3340.


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, 19, No. 146 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6965 8421 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH68SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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