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Barran Dubh,hut circle 130m south east of,Jura

A Scheduled Monument in Kintyre and the Islands, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.8161 / 55°48'58"N

Longitude: -5.9703 / 5°58'13"W

OS Eastings: 151369

OS Northings: 665230

OS Grid: NR513652

Mapcode National: GBR CFNB.L2S

Mapcode Global: WGZJ3.827M

Entry Name: Barran Dubh,hut circle 130m SE of,Jura

Scheduled Date: 17 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6248

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Jura

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a hut circle, situated in rough grazings on the SE flank of Barran Dubh, a low knoll.

The hut circle measures 7m in diameter within a turf-covered stone wall spread to 1.5m wide and with front and back scarps measuring 0.3m maximum in height. The indistinct entrance is in the south-east arc.

The area to be scheduled is circular on plan and measures 30m in diameter, to include the hut-circle and an area around in which associated remains may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well-preserved, apparently isolated hut-circle, which has the potential to provide information about prehistoric architecture and economy. Although hut-circles are known in Islay and Jura, they are not common, and in Argyll as a whole are exceedingly rare.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NR56NW 17.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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