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A low, circular or oval bank of turf, earth or stone, which represents the remains of a roundhouse of later prehistoric date.


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AISLED ROUNDHOUSE A circular or sub-circular dry-stone building with a series of upright single pillar stones set vertically around its inner wall-face, often capped by a lintel which rests on the wall-head. Use for WHEELHOUSE if these features are present.
FEED BIN STANCE A circular or rectangular lump surrounded by a shallow depression, often with a slightly raised external lip, formed by cattle trampling around a feed bin. Usually seen as earthwork remains, but sometimes as cropmarks.
HUT A building of basic construction, usually smaller in size than a house and constructed from a variety of materials such as clay, turf, branches, wood, brick, concrete or metal. Use more specific type where known.
ROUNDHOUSE A circular or sub-circular dwelling, largely timber-built, although it may have a stone or earth wall base.
SOUTERRAIN A subterranean or partly subterranean chamber or passage. Often associated with an above ground structure. Linked Data resource