MHG8172 - Hut circle - Kinrive 2

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Hut Circle (NR) OS 6" map, (1969)

In cleared woodland on a SE-facing slope is a circular stone-walled hut, measuring c.10m in diameter between the centres of a denuded wall spread to c.2m, but destroyed in W arc. The outer wall face of stones set on edge is visible in S and E arcs. The "simple" entrance is in the ESE. A stony bank c.2m wide curves W from the WNW arc of hut, and can be traced intermittently towards the SE. It is part of the NW side of a sub-rectangular enclosure c.70m NW-SE by c.50m. SW corner abuts onto NE end of a long cairn (NH67NE 2). A few clearance heaps occur near the hut, possibly from contemporary plots.
Surveyed at 1/2500 (OS {R D L}).
Visited by OS (R D L) 13 May 1963 and (N K B) 26 October 1970.

An irregularly shaped enclosure is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1880, sheet liv). A hut circle with an attached short length of wall is annotated and depicted on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1985).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 10 April 1996


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, 20, No. 159 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6993 7547 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH67NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILMUIR EASTER

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