MHG9470 - Hut circle, The Ord

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Type and Period (1)

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

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GR corrected to above. Now recorded separately - HAW 8/2004

NC50NE 81 571 054.
Centred at NC 571 054 on gently sloping SW facing ground are two heather-covered hut circles. The first hut, at NC 5710 0545, is 10m in diameter within a wall generally spread to 1.5m wide and 0.3m high but widening to 2.5m at the entrance in the SSE which gives the impression of being 'clubbed'. The second hut, at NC 5712 0543, survives as a platform with only the merest traces of walling visible except in the SE where the wall is spread to 2m wide and 0.5m high. Internally the hut measures about 11m in diameter. The position of the entrance is not apparent. The surrounding ground is smooth and stone-free with a small amount of stone clearance near the second hut. No plots are visible. Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (J B) 14 March 1979.

The second hut was noted during topographic survey during Spring 2010, generally as described in 1979. Described as poorly preserved. <1>


Wickham Jones C, The Ord, Lairg A Journey Back in Time (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3520.


Wickham Jones C; Harden J, 2000, The Ord, Lairg: Archaeological Trail (Text/Publication/Leaflet). SHG2934.


<1> Dalland, M, 05/2010, A Topographic Archaeological Survey of the Ord Prehistoric Landscape: Lairg, North Highland, Site HA8.2 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24798.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 5712 0542 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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