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Islay, Glasgo Beag

Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Islay, Glasgo Beag

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Glasgo Beag 2

Canmore ID 37731

Site Number NR36SE 2

NGR NR 3971 6412

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Killarow And Kilmeny
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR36SE 2 3971 6412.

NR 398 641. Round house 27ft by 21ft within 12ft wide walls; 6ft wide entrance in E.

I D Shanks 1968.


Information from RCAHMS to OS.

At NR 3971 6412 among undulating limestone outcrop is a turf-covered hut circle. It measures 8.5m E-W by 8.0m within a wall about 2.0m wide and 0.6m high. Intermittent inner and outer facing stones are evident. A probable portal stone stands on the sough side of the entrance in the east. Adjacent, are a number of plots, which although containing more recent cultivation, may have been originally contemporary with the hut.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (J B) 11 June 1978.

The second hut-circle (see also NR46SW 4) is situated on an uneven ridge 760m SSW of Knocklearoch with traces ofrig-and-furrow in the vicinity. The wall, which encloses a featureless grassy interior some 9m in diameter, has been reduced for much of its length to a stony bank up to 0.6m high; there are two stretches of the outer face and one of the inner face in position, giving a wall thickness of between 2m and 3m. The entrance lies on the E; one remaining stone on the S side marks the line of the passage-wall; the other side has been removed, leaving a gap of 1.9m. Attached to the W arc of the hut-circle, where the bank is lower than elsewhere, there is an open-ended annexe, 5.5m long and 3m wide at its inner end, within a wall which survives as a low stony bank 1.5m thick.

Visited June 1979



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