MHG973 - Hut Circle - Lieurary


A hut Circle at Lieurary.

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 Lieurary.

In rough grassland is a hut circle built up on a gentle W-facing slope. It is oval, measuring 7m NNW-SSE by 6.5m transversely within a turf-covered bank, 0.3m high and spread to 2.5m expanding to a width of 3m at the simple entrance in SSE. No stone is visible in the bank. There is no trace of associated cultivation; the area has been worked in recent times.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 22 Feburary 1982.

The hut circle is visible in LiDAR data gathered by AOC Archaeology in 2011 as part of the mitigation for the visual impact on the archaeological landscape associated with the proposed Baillie Hill windfarm, Caithness. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0706 6213 (16m by 16m)
Map sheet ND06SE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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