MHG10178 - Broch, Caen Burn


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Type and Period (1)

  • BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

ND01NW 38 01 18.

In the valley of the Helmsdale, on the north side of the valley about two and a half miles from the sea above the junction of the Alt Chaen with the Helmsdale, is a broch.
J Anderson 1873.

The site of this 'broch' was not encountered during field investigation. It may refer to the northernmost of a group of enclosures about 500m NW of Caen of the W side of the burn (see ND01NW 29).
Visited by OS (J L D) 9 June 1960.

ND01 2 CAEN BURN 2 ('Caen Burn')
ND/0118, approx.
Site of possible broch in Kildonan parish, Sutherland, 4km (2.5 miles) from the sea and on the north side of the valley; no trace of a broch was observed in 1960 [1], and the report may refer to some enclosures c. 500m north-west of Caen [1].
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 01 NW 38: 2. Anderson 1873, 188: 3. Swanson (ms) 1985, 778. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0099 1800 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND01NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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