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Skye, Loch An Ime

Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Skye, Loch An Ime

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 11563

Site Number NG61SE 1

NGR NG 6811 1014

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Sleat
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG61SE 1 6811 1014.

(NG 680 099) Enclosure or Hut Circle, Loch Borovaig. Some 300 yards N of a dun (NG60NE 5) is a circular enclosure 18ft in diameter

internally surrounded by a stone wall 4ft thick and 1ft high, of

which the outer and inner facings of boulders remain. The entrance is from the E. A tortuous stone wall has been erected some distance to the N and S of the circle. This is probably of late date.

RCAHMS 1928.

A hut circle as described by RCAHMS. It is situated on a sheltered shelf at NG 6811 1014. About 50m to the SW, built against a low rock face, there is a small circular hut measuring 2.0m in internal diameter, probably a shieling.

Visited by OS (A C) 13 June 1961.


Field Visit (March 2009 - March 2009)

Walkover survey

Note (July 2011)

This feature could not be found during a pre-afforestation survey by Wordsworth Archaeological Services in November 2000. It was suggested that this was due to confusion between a site at NG 68247 10222 (NG61SE 52, Wordsworth site 13) and another site to the W of the proposed Woodland Grant Scheme boundary. He concluded that the original RCAHMS' reference of 1928 would appear to agree with a site at c NG 680 100, but the OS description from 1961 is probably that of the aforementioned NG61SE 52, though the dimensions do not agree. There is therefore no hut circle/roundhouse at this recorded position.

Information from Ishbel MacKinnon, July 2011.

Srp Note (29 September 2011)

This site was not found at this grid reference in March 2009. However, a hut circle matching this description was located at NG 6824 1021. Information from SRP Camuscross, April 2010.


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