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Gleann Bianasdail

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork



Photo of hut circle on Canmore.

On a terrace on a S-facing slope at the SW end of Gleann Bianasdail, beside the footpath to the summit of Slioch, there are the bracken-covered remains of a hut-circle, overlain by a shieling-hut and a small pen. The hut-circle measures 8.6m in diameter within a wall spread to 1.3m thick. No outer face is evident, but parts of the inner face survive, especially on the W and N, consisting of edge-set sandstone blocks up to 0.6m high, while a robber trench marks the line of that face on the S and E. Within the hut-circle there are the footings of a subrectangular shieling-hut, aligned NNW-SSE, and immediately beyond the robbed SSE arc of the hut-circle there is a small pen constructed of large stones.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12th December 2013ce

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