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Hughton

Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned), Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Hughton

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned), Site (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 116607

Site Number NH44SE 28

NGR NH 472 417

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kiltarlity And Convinth
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH44SE 28 472 417

NH 44/54 OS 472417 No. 90 Hughton.

A U-shaped enclosure with a low surrounding dyke, the top of which is more or less level with the soil at the inside. The dyke is much damaged in places at the south side of this site of mature oaks. The area enclosed measures 34 yards along the roadside and 20 yards from the roadside dyke towards the turn of the U at the west. There appear indications of what may have been a minor motte type earthwork on this spur, well sited overlooking the flat land below. It has also a good view over the divided river at the south side of Eilean Aigas and well beyond to each side of the undivided river upstream. The mound appears to have been severely tampered with when the surrounding dyke was built and much material has been re¬moved, perhaps when the adjoining road was constructed. 168 yards to the S.W. there are more oaks planted, but on a lower and less prominent spur, also adjacent to the west side of the road. Nearer the north side of the interior there are indications of footings of the S.W. corner and south wall of a rectangular or square structure.

D E Coghill et al 1989.

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