MHG8927 - Glac Bhan

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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at NH 540637 and set on a N-facing slope approx 25m above River Sgitheach is a settlement of three hut circles ('A' - 'C'), all obscured by peat and heather.
Hut 'A' is 10.5m E-W by 9m within a slight wall of indeterminate width. The entrance is in the E. 'B' and 'C' are circular and measure 8m and 8.5 m in diameter respectively within walls of 2.5 m average spread. The entrances, although not evident, were probably in the E sides.
With the exception of one or two possible clearance heaps there is no trace of contemporary agriculture in the area, although the ground is of a fairly stone-free nature.
Surveyed at 1:10 000. Visited by OS (J B) 16 November 1976

A group of 3 hut circles. RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1978

John Wombell, a local researcher, advises that there are six, not three, hut circles at this location and evidence of a field system. A small hut c.5m internal diameter lies between A and B plus another just below, while there is a sixth hut circle c.8m internal diameter at NH 53955 63631. <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, 21, No. 174 (Text/Report). SHG2670.


<1> Wombell, J, 01/2011, Email from John Wombell regarding MHG8927 (Text/Correspondence). SHG25171.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5397 6374 (217m by 75m)
Map sheet NH56SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

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