MHG8296 - Hut circle - Glac Shieldaig


A hut circle at Glac Shieldaig.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle at Glac Shieldaig.

Hut circle c. 7m diameter, peaty turf covered walls. Associated stone settings. <1>

Visited and photographed by the Highland Council in 2007.

180430 872311 Glac Shieldag 2 AMC134: The hut circle was visited by A MacInnes in 2010 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. The circular stone structure is situated on a natural terrace on an East facing slope below small crags to N and SW. There are panoramic inland views from the site. The bank is built up from the terrace outside and all round the hut circle. The circle has very good inner and outer edges although these are covered with heather. Some outer facing stones are visible. Average inner diameter is 6.15m, outer diameter is 8.35m. The double skinned wall is 1m wide with maximum height 0.3m. The probable entrance faces NE and has external width 1m, internal width 0.8m, and passage length 1m. Field boundary walls run down slope 20m to NW & 10m to SE of hut circle. This structure may be associated with AMC128 (see MHG6334) 200m distant , and AMC129 (see MHG8385) also 200m distant. <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].

Note: NGR adjusted to position as seen on 2009 vertical APs [IS-L 14/06/2017].

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Grid reference Centred NG 8042 7232 (11m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG87SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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