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Abhainn A' Chuirp

Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Abhainn A' Chuirp

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 4977

Site Number NC50NE 1

NGR NC 5992 0966

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lairg
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC50NE 1 5992 0966.

(NC 5992 0966) Hut Circle (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

A well-preserved hut circle measuring 32ft by 33ft within a bank about 6ft thick and 2ft high largely overgrown with heather and with an entrance in the SE.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

The circle has a diameter of 12m and is now considerably mutilated by forestry ploughing.

Visited by OS (W D J) 21 June 1963.

This hut circle still survives, but it is severely mutilated by forestry ploughing and planting, and details are no longer discernible. No trace of associated cultivation can be seen.

Revised at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 12 August 1976.


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