MHG9962 - Hut circles - Gylable Burn


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC91NW 31 946 173

At NC 946 173 on a shelf in a NE-facing hillside is a settlement of three hut circles (A-C) within a minor field system. Hut A is small and overgrown with peat and heather; it is 7.0m internal diameter within a wall spread to 2.0m broad all round. The entrance gap is in the SE arc. Huts B and C are similar in size and character, each measuring internally 10.0m by 9.0m, with the entrances in the longer axis in the NE and E respectively. The huts are set into a gentle slope with walls spread to 2.0m broad. Some outer revetting stones occur in hut C, but apart from this no structural details are visible.
The only evidence of associated cultivation is about six stone clearance heaps in broken ground; no plots can be seen.
Surveyed at 1:10,560.
Visited by OS (N K B) 18 May 1976.

The hut circles were Scheduled with other monuments in the vicinity in 1988.

Following re-assessment, the Scheduling was revoked by Historic Environment Scotland in 2016. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 9459 1730 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC91NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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