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Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Badbeithe

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 14032

Site Number NH69SW 42

NGR NH 6394 9113

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Creich (Sutherland)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NH69SW 42 6394 9113.

(NH 6394 9113) Enclosure (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1971)

An enclosure, 30' in diameter within a bank 5' - 6' thick. The 2'6" wide entrance is in the SSE.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1911.

A circular stone-walled hut (noted by previous OS field investigator in 1963 as an enclosure) set into a wooded S-facing slope, and measuring c.9.5m in diameter between the centres of a wall spread to c.2.0m all round. Occasional outer facing stones, but no inner facing stones, are discernible. The entrance was probably in the ESE where there is an ill-defined gap. There is no trace of an associated field system. Surveyed at 1:2500 (OS [WDJ]).

Visited by OS (W D J) 10 June 1963 and (N K B) 20 October 1969.

No change.

Survey revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J B) 9 September 1980.


Field Visit (4 October 1909)

73. Badbeithe.

[NH69SW 42] Some 80 yards SSE. of the house occupied by Mr F. Campbell at Badbeithe, among the whins, is an enclosure with an interior diameter of some 30'. Its entrance, which is about 2' 6" in width, is from the SSE, through a bank some 5' to 6' in thickness.

[NH69SW 32] Among the whins, about 100 yards to the NW., the remains of another circle are visible.

[NH69SW 13] On the shoulder of the hill, behind the houses of Messrs Thomas and Alexander Murray at Badbeithe, are a few small mounds and a hut circle.

OS 6-inch map: Sutherland Sheet cxi. (unnoted).

RCAHMS 1911, visited (AOC) 4th October 1909.


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