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Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Brackside

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Achins

Canmore ID 7367

Site Number NC96SE 44

NGR NC 9539 6397

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Reay
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

NC96SE 44 9539 6397.

At NC 9539 6397, in open moorland, is a hut circle, 7.5m in diameter, within a heather-covered wall spread from 2.0m to 2.5m by 0.5m high; the entrance is in the ESE. There are indistinct traces of a structure abutting the S exterior. SE of the hut is a sinuous stretch of associated walling. In the general neighbourhood are old banks, probably contemporary with the ruins of a farmstead 150m SSE of the hut circle. Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 17 August 1981.

This hut-circle was noted during a pre-afforestation survey of Sandside Estate. It measures 7.5m in diameter with an entrance on the ESE. There are stretches of walling to the S and SE. Irregularly spaced orthostatic walling extends SE from the hut-circle, through rushes, to the farmstead (NC96SE 84). There are two possible clearance cairns along the course of this wall.

C Dagg 13 October 1998; NMRS MS 1008/3, no.16


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