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Hut (Period Unknown), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Achnahuie

Classification Hut (Period Unknown), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 5885

Site Number NC70NW 46

NGR NC 7115 0758

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Archaeology Notes (2 April 1981)

NC70NW 46 7115 0758.

(NC 7115 0758) Undescribed feature.

OS 25"map, (1968)

About 250 yards west of NC70NW 17 are three hut circles. The upper of the three occupies a slight elevation, and the bank on either side of the entrance has been carried forward and finishes square as in hut B (see NC70NW 17); there are distinct indications of the sub-division of the interior into oval compartments. About 20ft south is another hut. The third of the three huts lies immediately in rear of the first. A few small mounds lie around.

(RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909).

There is one hut circle, a possible shieling and a fortuitous setting of large boulders.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R B) 1 February 1966.

At NC 7115 0758, on a slight rise, is a hut circle measuring 10.5m diameter over the scant, heather and turf-covered remains of a wall with a simple entrance in the S arc.

There are three bothy-type footings present, probably associated with the local tradition of a shieling area: one is in the hut interior and in an amorphous state; another, 5.0 by 3.0m lies 5.0m SW of the hut; the last, 4.0 by 2.5m is 13.0m NNE of the hut circle at the E side of a group of boulders. There are several stone clearance heaps nearby. Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (J M) 2 April 1981.


Field Visit (5 July 1995)

This hut-circle is situated about 850m to the NW of Achnahuie, on a terrace above boggy ground to the SW. It measures 9.5m in diameter within a stony bank 0.2m high and spread to 1.5m in thickness. The entrance is on the S (ROG95 788). About 22m to the NNE there is a subrectangular hut (ROG95 789) measuring 2.9m from N to S by 2.3m transversely within a stony bank 0.5m thick; it has an entrance in its S end.

(ROG95 788-9)

Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 5 July 1995


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