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Garrisdale,hut circle 430m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0484 / 57°2'54"N

Longitude: -6.6021 / 6°36'7"W

OS Eastings: 121008

OS Northings: 804676

OS Grid: NG210046

Mapcode National: GBR BB22.YKM

Mapcode Global: WGX7J.K3CF

Entry Name: Garrisdale,hut circle 430m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 22 February 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5904

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Small Isles

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

This monument consists of a hut circle in a sheltered location on a SE-facing slope.

This is a substantial hut circle incorporating quite a large quantity of stone. The hut is 5.5m in diameter and has a wall 1.2m thick. Stones marking the inner and outer face of the wall are visible at intermittent intervals. The entrance is to the E and is apparently defined by a stone-lined passageway.

The area to be scheduled measures 40m E-W by 40m N-S, to include the hut circle and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and occupation of the hut may survive, as shown in red on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric domestic life and architecture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NG 20 SW 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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