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Aberscross

Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Aberscross

Classification Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 5959

Site Number NC70SE 6

NGR NC 7632 0013

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NC70SE 6 7632 0013.

(NC 7632 0013) Hut Circle (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

On top of the cliff S of Aberscross, is a circular enclosure of indefinite outline.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

This hut circle, is presumably the enclosure noted by RCAHMS, no other enclosures could be located in the vicinity (OS [RDL]).

It is ill-defined, measuring 14.5m NW-SE by 13.0m between centres of a wall with an entrance gap in the SE. A 4.0m break in the NW arc, and a lowering of the floor level in the same quadrant gives an impression of a rectangular structure 9.0m by 4.0m (possibly associated with nearby deserted settlement of Aberscross to the NNE) obtruding into the hut by about 3.5m.

Contemporary cultivation is indicated by one or two stone clearance heaps on the slopes to the NW.

Revised at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (RDL) 15 April 1964 and (J M) 17 July 1975.

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