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Creag An Fhitich

Building (Period Unassigned), Enclosure(S) (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Creag An Fhitich

Classification Building (Period Unassigned), Enclosure(S) (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID  11949

Site Number NG87NW 10

NGR NG 804 779

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Gairloch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NG87NW 10 804 779.

In the area centred at NG 804 779 about 300ft OD on the sheltered south eastern slope of the hill above Loch Feur, there are the remains of three hut circles, several greatly mutilated enclosures and the footings of a rectangular building 5.0m x 3.0m. x 0.3m high. The enclosures were constructed with large boulders but are now almost completely overgrown with heather. The hut circles, which have 1.0m wide entrances in the east, apart from 'A', are constructed of large stones forming an inner and outer kerb and small stone infilling. Their dimensions are as follows:

'A' Internally 9.0m in diameter with walls 3.0m thick by 1.0m high. A significant feature of this hut circle is the entrance which is 1.3m wide in the inside and 2.0m on the outside.

'B' Internally 8.0m in diameter with walls 1.7m thick by 0.6m high overgrown with heather.

'C' Internally 6.0m in diameter with walls 1.8m thick by 0.6m high almost completely heather covered.

Surveyed at 1/2500 and 1/10560.

Visited by OS (RD) 8 April 1965; Visible on RAF air photographs CPE/ Scot/UK 183: 1288-9.

R Wentworth 1989.

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