NG2451 : Site of Hut Circle

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Claigan, Highland, Great Britain

Site of Hut Circle
Site of Hut Circle
The Highland Council Archaeological Sites and Monuments Record, and the OS map, record the remains of a Bronze Age hut circle at this spot. Allowing for inaccuracy in my GPS device, I tramped around in the heather for while without finding any visible evidence of the former structure - there are supposed to be outer facing stones visible. I presume they are now buried in the heather, grass and moss of the moor. I wonder why Bronze Age settlers chose this spot? There is no immediately local source of building stone, and even the nearest water supply is more than a short walk away. I would have chosen somewhere nearer to a supermarket.
A few minutes later, I found this - NG2451 : Remains of a building?.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 1 July, 2010
Geographical Context
Moorland 
Place (from Tags)
Isle of Skye 
Category
Hut circle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 2474 5123 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:28.0516N 6:35.5486W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 2473 5124
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Heather Moorland 

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