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Sgurr Beag

Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Sgurr Beag

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Balmacara Estate

Canmore ID 87833

Site Number NG82NW 32

NGR NG 8058 2910

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lochalsh
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Activities

Field Visit (6 June 1994)

Hut circle: recorded in June 1994 during a comprehensive survey of Balmacara NTS estate. Full details are lodged with Dualchas, Skye and Lochalsh Museums Service.

Dualchas 1994a.

Field Visit (May 1994)

A ruinous stone built hut. 15 m in diameter, over walls 1.5 m thick. A narrow door opening faces to the SE. down-slope towards a deeply gullied burn. A small circular stone setting 4 m in overall diameter lies within the circle to the west side. A footpath pass immediately to the cast of the hut circle which lies in birch woodland.

(BAL94-82-42)

Information from NTS (SCS) January 2016

Condition Survey (1998 - 1998)

The slight remains of this large round house are sited west of the footpath that follows the west side of the Coille Mhor Burn gorge, in the birch woodland.

Following SNH approval, some of the trees growing in and immediately around this prehistoric site were removed by NTS in 2003

NTS REf: BAL 015 (Information from condition report for NTS produced by Jill Harden 2000 and report by Jonathan Wordsworth 1997)

NTS commissioned condition report as follow-up to Dualchas survey undertaken by Jill Harden

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