EHG5556 - Excavation - Crosskirk Broch

Technique(s)

Organisation

Historic Buildings and Monuments Directorate

Date

1966-1972

Description

The remains of Crosskirk broch, unsafe through coastal erosion, was excavated by H Fairhurst and D B Taylor in 5 seasons in 1966 and 1969- 1972 on behalf of DoE, before being filled in and levelled, earthed over and seeded with grass. <1> Season 1: 07/1966 Season 2: 07/1970 Season 3: 29/06-17/07/1970 Season 4: 05-23/07/1971 Season 5: 03-21/07/1972

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Map

Location

Location Crosskirk
Grid reference Centred ND 3025 9701 (58m by 34m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND39NW
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Broch and associated settlement - Crosskirk (Monument)
  • Late Iron Age burial - Crosskirk Bay (Monument)
  • Promontory fort - Crosskirk Bay (Monument)

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2021 5:27PM

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