NS3678 : Hut circle on Carman Muir

taken 9 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Hut circle on Carman Muir
Hut circle on Carman Muir
The foreground of this photo shows the interior of a hut circle. The line of its wall enters the photo near the lower left corner, curving towards a point about halfway up the right-hand edge. For details of this site at WoSAS, see: LinkExternal link

For another view, see NS3678 : Hut circle on Carman Muir.

When the present photograph was taken, twelve years after the WoSAS report, exposed stones could no longer be seen in the boundary wall, but the circular course of the wall was still quite clearly visible. In the background of the photo, on the right-hand side, is Carman Hill, where an ancient hill-fort ( LinkExternal link ) is located; that fort also contains some hut circle sites ( LinkExternal link ). The book "Archaeology Around Glasgow" (by Susan Hothersall) discusses the fort itself, but then goes on to mention a number of other sites nearby, including this hut circle:

"The fort has not been excavated. A number of round and oval cairns (NS368 787 and NS366 785), and a possible hut circle (NS3696 7858) have been identified on lower ground to the south-west of the fort, but these too have remained untouched by archaeologists; they may be evidence of agriculture or settlement of an earlier period."

As well as the hut circle, the above excerpt from the book mentions round and oval cairns in two locations; see LinkExternal link (for a group of three cairns at the first location), and LinkExternal link (for a single cairn at the second location).

The hut circle is not apparent in satellite imagery; a nearby, almost-round, green feature can be seen in those images, but it is not the hut circle: it is shown separately in NS3778 : Circular feature on Carman Muir.
Hut circle on Carman Muir
A low, indistinct, circular bank, about 14 metres in diameter, outlines this feature, which is difficult to pick out on the ground. See LinkExternal link for a satellite view centred on this feature (note that the hut circle itself is not apparent in satellite imagery either).
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 1 July, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Carman Muir 
Hut circle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3698 7857 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.3417N 4:36.8294W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3698 7857
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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