MHG10765 - Broch, Nr Loch Swordly

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • 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.


Loch Swordly (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG15088.


Loch Swordly (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG15089.


Joass, J M, 1873, 'The brochs or "Pictish Towers" of Cinn-Trolla, Carn-Liath, and Craig-Carril, in Sutherland, with notes on other northern brochs', Archaeol Scot Vol. 5 1873, p.95-130, 190 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1624.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7290 6280 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC76SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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