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Achuvoldrach Burn

Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Achuvoldrach Burn

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 5320

Site Number NC55NE 15

NGR NC 5557 5888

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC55NE 15 5557 5888.

'A': NC 5558 5887 and 'B' NC 5561 5890. Two hut circles 'A' is 12.5m in diameter, with walls more than 3m thick, faced on the inside and with an entrance 0.7m wide in the east. 'B' is ruinous, 9m in diameter.

Information contained in letter and map from T C Welsh to OS, 23 July 1973

There is just one hut circle situated on a natural shelf at NC 5557 5888, and accompanied by field clearance. It measures 6.5m internal diameter and has an entrance in the ESE quarter; the wall, substantially of bare stone, stands 0.4m high and is spread 2.0 to 2.5m broad. Associated land use is denoted in linear field clearance along the bottom of the gentle down-slope to the south-east; but no plots are discernible. Perambulation of the area failed to establish the whereabouts of Welsh's second hut circle.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (JM) 5 September 1978


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