NS3072 : Possible hut circle on Burnhead Moor

taken 9 years ago, 4 km from Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Possible hut circle on Burnhead Moor
Possible hut circle on Burnhead Moor
This feature is located about 55 metres to the east of NS3072 : Possible hut circles on Burnhead Moor; the view direction of both photographs is the same.

The circular outline fills most of the width of the image, and can be followed as a line of tussocks (the left-hand side is more apparent than the right). The feature is about 15 metres across, and could be the remains of a hut circle that had gone unrecorded until now; see the link in the previous paragraph for further details. Traces of ancient enclosures had already been recorded from close to this spot, and several hut circles are present elsewhere on the moor (see the 1:25000 map for NS2973, and see NS2973 : Lurg Moor Roman fortlet for links to the various antiquities located in this area).

See LinkExternal link for a satellite view centred on this feature, which is indicated by a marker. On that view, there are hints of several similar features nearby, but they are considerably fainter and more indistinct.

[I have submitted a report to WoSAS, describing this circular feature and the one that is located 55 metres to the west (on which, see the link in the first paragraph).]
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 30 September, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Hut circle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3011 7247 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.9141N 4:43.1957W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3011 7245
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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