MHG10765 - Broch, Nr Loch Swordly


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC76SW0006 is described as a "picts house" on the 1st ed OS and as "Brough (remains of)" on 2nd ed. NC76SW0005 is also described as "Brough (remains of) " on 2nd edition, so there is a strong possibility that the original description applies to one of these scheduled sites - HAW 01/2004

NC76SW 16 729 628.
A broch lies near Loch Swordly (NC 729 628) about one mile from the head of the Bay of Swordly (NC 733 637).
J M Joass 1873.

No trace of a broch was found in the area indicated Joass may be referring to NC76SW 3.
Visited by OS (J L D) 28 April 1960

Previous field report confirmed. Visited by OS (R L) 7 July 1971.

Site of possible broch in Farr, Suther-land, reported by Joass [2]; no trace of it has been found by recent investigators [1].
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. NC 76 SW 16: 2. Joass 1873, 190. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 7290 6280 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC76SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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