Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

All our staffed properties, sites and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, are currently closed, but we’re working on plans to gradually reopen. In the meantime, you can access our services online. Find out more.

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


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2020.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map


Administrative Areas

  • 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.


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions