MHG9277 - Hut circle - Auchtertyre 'A'


A Hut circle at Auchtertyre.

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 Auchtertyre. First recorded by the OS as hut circle 'A'.

In the area centred on NG 846 277 is a settlement of 4 circular stone-walled huts ('A'-'D') levelled into a S-facing slope.
'A' measures 9.5m in diameter between the centres of a wall spread to 2.5m. Entrance in the SSW.
'B' measures 12.0m in diameter within a wall 1.4m thick. A gap in the WSW may represent the entrance. On its S side the rubble of the wall extends outwards for 3.0m apparently representing an expansion of the wall.
'C' measures 10.5m between the centres of a poorly preserved wall which incorporates several naturally- placed boulders. Entrance not evident.
'D' is visible as a platform surrounded by a virtually destroyed wall measuring 12.5m between its centres. Entrance not evident.
In the vicinity are a few stone clearance heaps and ruinous walls probably from contemporary cultivation.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (J M) 11 June 1974.

This hut circle was not seen by M Wildgoose during a walkover survey in 1989 prior to a proposed woodland planting scheme. <1>

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

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 8448 2783 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG82NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish LOCHALSH

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