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The Forkin

Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name The Forkin

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 7508

Site Number ND02NE 7

NGR ND 0934 2583

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

ND02NE 7 0934 2583.

At ND 0934 2583, set into a SW-facing slope, is a hut circle, 9.0m in diameter within a heather-covered wall, 0.4m average height and spread to 2.5m. The entrance is in the SE. Contiguous to the E tangent of the hut is a circular area, 5.0m in diameter, levelled into the slope.

There is no trace of a wall around it, but here the heather is very dense. It may be a forecourt arrangement of possibly a second hut circle. There is no trace of associated cultivation.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 8 November 1982.

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