MHG10204 - Broch? Loch Salachaidh


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC70SE 15 76 03.

There is a Pictish tower at Salachie (Loch Salachaidh at NC 7603).
H Morrison 1883.

No broch can be identified in the vicinity of Loch Salachaidh. A number of hut circles occur around the loch and it is likely the "Pictish Tower" has been confused with one of them, eg NC70SW 34 (Hut 'A') and NC70SE 36 (Hut 'B').
Visited by OS (J M) 12 August 1975.

NC70 4 SALLACHIE (‘Loch Salla-chaidh’)
c.NC/76 03
Site of possible broch in Golspie, Sutherland, reported in 1883 and described as a “Pictish tower” [2]. However no broch is near Loch Sallachaidh at this map reference, although there are some hut circles round the shores one of which may have been confused with a broch [1]. It is also possible that the record refers to the well preserved broch at Sallachy on Loch Shin (NC50 4).
Sources: 1 NMRS site no. NC 70 SE 15: 2. Morrison 1883, 14. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 7600 0299 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC70SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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