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Jura, Druim A'chreagain

Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Jura, Druim A'chreagain

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 38226

Site Number NR56NW 13

NGR NR 5120 6564

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Jura
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR56NW 13 5120 6564

At NR 5120 6564, set into an east-facing slope,is a hut circle 7.5m in diameter, within a tumbled turf and bracken covered wall, 0.5m high, and spread from 2.5m to 3.0m, with a few facing stones visible. The most noteworthy feature is the slab-lined south side of an entrance from the east; the wall thickness here is 2.1m. A large slab, set transversely in the wall on the opposite side would indicate an entrance width of 1.7m. Abutting the exterior of the south side of the entrance is mound of rubble measuring 5.0m by 7.0m and standing 0.6m high.

Below the hut, to the east, is a bracken-covered scatter of stones, 19.0m by 11.0m partially delineated by a low stone dyke. Its date and purpose are not known.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 3 May 1978.

This hut-circle is situated on a gentle SE-facing slope in an area of open moorland. Roughly circular on plan, it

measures about 7m in diameter within a stony bank measuring up to 3m in thickness and 0.5m in height. The

interior is levelled into the slope, and the entrance, which is on thee, is 1.7m wide with two facing-stones of the passage visible on the S and one on the N. Immediately to the S of the entrance a mound of rubble 0.6m high abuts the house-wall.

A short distance to the W there is a recent agricultural enclosure, and to the SE there is at least one field-clearance

cairn.

RCAHMS 1984, visited April 1979.

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