MHG9267 - Hut circle - An Carnach


A hut circle at An Carnach.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A hut circle at An Carnach.

The site was recorded by M Wildgoose during a survey of Auchtertyre in 1989. NG82NW 18 8440 2978 At the foot of the SE-facing flank of An Carnach, by a prominent rock outcrop, at a height of 270m OD are the well preserved remains of a circular hut. It measures 8m in diameter over walls 2m wide, the walls standing to a height of 0.8m in places. A door opening faces to the east. <1>

18443 82982 An Carnach MW003: The hut circle was searched for by A Welti and M Wildgoose in 2009 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross. This was part of a degree course overseen by Aberdeen University. This circular HC was noted as well preserved in the 1989 survey but could not be relocated in 2009 due to very deep heather. <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].

GIS spatial data amended in 2018 to location as shown on 2009 APs. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8443 2972 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG82NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish LOCHALSH

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