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Allt Coire Riabhaich

Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Allt Coire Riabhaich

Classification Hut Circle(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 7514

Site Number ND02NW 13

NGR ND 022 292

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

ND02NW 13 022 292.

ND 022 292. On a gentle NE-facing slope in open moorland is a group of four hut circles (A - D). Huts A, B and C are similar; all are obscured by peat and heather, and they vary from 7.0 to 8.0m internal diameter with vague walls 0.2 to 0.3m high. The entrance to each is in the E or SE. Hut 'D' is the best preserved; it measures 10.0m ENE-WSW by 8.5m transversely within a wall surviving to a height of 0.5m and spread to 2.5m. There are three or four inner facing boulders exposed. The entrance was probably in the ENE, but this area is obscured by dense reeds. Outside the hut in the E is a platform or possibly a further contiguous hut circle, but such is the density of the reeds that no details are recoverable.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 26 October 1982.

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