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Garrisdale,hut circle 870m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Latitude: 57.0451 / 57°2'42"N

Longitude: -6.5902 / 6°35'24"W

OS Eastings: 121705

OS Northings: 804256

OS Grid: NG217042

Mapcode National: GBR BB33.B6M

Mapcode Global: WGX7J.R50Z

Entry Name: Garrisdale,hut circle 870m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 22 February 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5905

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Small Isles

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Traditional County: Argyllshire


This monument is a hut circle situated in a sheltered position on S- facing moorland.

The hut circle is defined by a circular stone and turf wall measuring about 8.5m in diameter. The wall is about 1.5m across and several boulders are visible forming traces of its outer face. The hut circle has an entrance to the E. There is a possible annexe, about 2m square, attached to the ENE arc of the hut circle.

The area to be scheduled measures about 42m in diameter, to include the hut circle and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and occupation of the building may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying 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



RCAHMS records the monument as NG 20 SW 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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