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ID:MHG951
Type of record:Monument
Name:Township, Broubster Village
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Sites and Monuments Record Card  © Highland Council (File size: 31 KB)
Grid Reference:ND 0380 5950
Map Sheet:ND05NW
Civil Parish:REAY
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS

Monument Types

  • TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG951
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 7730
  • NMRS Record Details: ND05NW42 BROUBSTER VILLAGE
  • Non-Statutory Register (R)
  • Old SMR Reference Number: ND05NW0030

Full description

The last inhabitant of Broubster Village left in 1952 (Info from W Forbes, Achiegallon Farm)
Visited by OS 13 November 1964.

What may be a planned village is depicted on 1st edition of OS 6-inch map (Caithness 1877, sheet xvi). It comprises four rows of buildings, one of which is partially roofed, round a square and nine buildings, one of which is partially roofed to rear of four rows.
Two of rows are partially roofed, with other two unroofed rows only part shown, and 6 unroofed buildings standing to rear of the rows are shown on current edition of OS 1:10,560 map (1963).
Info from RCAHMS (AKK) 15 September 1995.

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