MHG8929 - Cnoc na h-Uamha


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

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Amended Scheduling Details - Letter received from HS, dated 13/11/02. See assoc. docs. File.
J Aitken : 20/02/03
On SE-facing slope is a settlement of four oval stone-walled huts ('A'-'D').
Hut 'A' measures c13.5m N-S by c10.5m between centres of a wall spread to c2.5m all round, in which occasional outer facing stones on edge can be seen. The simple entrance is in S. A later track cuts through W arc of hut from N-S.
'B' is c13m NW-SE by c11m betw centres of wall of indeterminate thickness. Several outer facing stones occur intermittently in SW arc. S side is obscured by peat and entrance is not evident.
'C' and 'D' are c1m apart. 'C' measures c12m NNW-SSE by c. 9.5m between the centres of a wall spread to c2.5m all round. The outer end of 'simple' entrance in SSE is flanked on its W side by an upright block.
'D' measures c17.5m NW-SE by c15.5m between centres of a wall spread to c3.5m all round. The 'simple' entrance is in SE.
Only a few contemporary stone clearance heaps can be seen, mainly in the vicinity of hut 'A'.
Surveyed at 1/10,560. Visited by OS (J B) 16 November 1976.

No change. Surveyed at 1:10 000.
Visited by OS (J B) 16 November 1976.

Four hut circles and scattered small cairns. RCAHMS 1979, visited 1978.

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Grid reference Centred NH 5082 6230 (246m by 255m) (7 map features)
Map sheet NH56SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish FODDERTY

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