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Uppat Wood

Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Uppat Wood

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 6556

Site Number NC80SE 6

NGR NC 8720 0199

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC80SE 6 8720 0199.

(NC 8720 0199) Hut Circle (NR)

OS 1:2500 map, (1970)

Some 250 yards NW of the momument to James Loch in Uppat Wood is a hut circle of simple form, with its entrance from the SE. Its dimensions are 36 feet by 32 feet within a bank 8 feet thick. The whole is overgrown with heather. At the base of an uprooted tree on the S side are disclosed a number of shells of edible molluscs.

RCAHMS 1911.

As described above.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (E G C) 4 April 1962.

An oval hut situated in a coniferous wood and generally as described by the RCAHMS. The greater dimension is on a WNW-ESE axis. The apparent entrance is in the ESE and that segment is much mutilated. The hut has been planted over with trees. There are no traces of contemporary cultivation.

Revised at 1/2500 and 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 21 August 1975.

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