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Islay, Bridgend, Borraichill Mor

Field System (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Islay, Bridgend, Borraichill Mor

Classification Field System (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 37754

Site Number NR36SW 17

NGR NR 3136 6470

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

NR36SW 17 3136 6470.

At NR 3136 6470, adjacent to early modern cultivation is a hut circle, measuring 6.5m diameter within a turf and heather-covered wall spread to 2.0m wide and 0.7m maximum height. The entrance is in the south-east arc. Some 50.0 to 60.0m distant, from the hut are the remains of a probable contemporary orthostatic wall.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (J M) 24 August 1979.

In an area of heather-covered, peaty moorland to the SE of Borraichill Mor, there are two hut-circles (see also NR36SW 18), one of them apparently set to one side of a roughly rectangular enclosure measuring 150m by 70m and built of upright stones. This hut is about 6.5m in internal diameter within a wall now represented by a stony bank 2m thick and 0.7m high, with an entrance on the SE side. Several outer facing-stones are visible.

Visited May 1980

RCAHMS 1984

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