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Maol Beag

Cairnfield (Period Unassigned), Field Boundary(S) (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Maol Beag

Classification Cairnfield (Period Unassigned), Field Boundary(S) (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 11840

Site Number NG82NW 10

NGR NG 846 277

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lochalsh
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NG82NW 10 846 277.

In the area centred on NG 846 277 is a settlement of 4 circular stone-walled huts ('A'-'D') levelled into a S-facing slope.

'A' measures 9.5m in diameter between the centres of a wall spread to 2.5m. Entrance in the SSW.

'B' measures 12.0m in diameter within a wall 1.4m thick. A gap in the WSW may represent the entrance. On its S side the rubble of the wall extends outwards for 3.0m apparently representing an expansion of the wall.

'C' measures 10.5m between the centres of a poorly preserved wall which incorporates several naturally- placed boulders. Entrance not evident. 'D' is visible as a platform surrounded by a virtually destroyed wall measuring 12.5m between its centres. Entrance not evident.

In the vicinity are a few stone clearance heaps and ruinous walls probbaly from contemporary cultivation.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (J M) 11 June 1974.

Hut circles B-D, generally as described by OS. (Hut circle A not visited).

Visited by M Wildgoose, November 1989.

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