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Dubh Chlais

Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Dubh Chlais

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 91625

Site Number NC12SW 12

NGR NC 11772 22888

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Assynt
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC12SW 12 118 229.

Hut circle c. 13m in diameter; lies within the cleared settlement of Dubh Chlais.

M Bangor-Jones 1994d.


Field Visit (7 December 2009)

Located within improved pasture, this structure lies on fringes of the Dubh Chlais township, overlooking the township from SW from an elevated position on hillside. The structure is sub-circular in plan, measuring 14m in diameter. The bank consists of a broad, low mound which is grass and heather covered and formed from field cobblesvarying in size up to a maximum of 0.8m by 0.3m. The mound measures 2m wide x 0.7m high and has a small spur at its SE end. There are possible openings in the Nand SE ends. There is a large quantity of stone down the western edge/bank of this structure and several piles of stones lie elsewhere around it. The relationship of these to the hut-circel is unclear and would repay further investigation.

(HLP_no 74)

Assynt's Hidden Lives Project 2009


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