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Palascaig

Hut Circle (Prehistoric)(Possible), Structure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Palascaig

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)(Possible), Structure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 136613

Site Number NG72NE 54

NGR NG 7855 2945

NGR Description Centred on NG 7855 2945

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

NG72NE 54 Centred on 7855 2945

NG 780 300 (centre) In the springs of 1995 and 1996 a field survey was carried out on the NTS Balmacara Estate. The estate covers approximately 22.5 sqkm of the Lochalsh peninsula. It lies largely within the points of a triangle formed by Kyle in the SW, Plockton in the N and Balmacara in the SE. The range of topographic variation found within the estate largely reflects that found on the W coast of Scotland generally. The range of sites found during the survey reflects this topographic variation.

During two seasons of survey 109 new sites were recorded. A full report is lodged with the NMRS.

1995

NG 7844 2974 Cell structure 2m diameter.

NG 7836 2936 Four turf-built cell structures all 5 x 4m.

NG 7831 2945 ?Hut circle 7m diameter, no obvious entrance.

NG 7875 2930 Cell structure 4 x 3m.

Sponsors: National Trust for Scotland, Historic Scotland

M Wildgoose 1996

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