MHG10826 - Possible Fort, Carrol

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Type and Period (1)

  • FORT (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC80NW 13 84 07.

Craig Bar, 664ft high, on the S side of Loch Brora above Carrol, is fortified with a ditch. It is a steep, rocky precipice only accessible by a narrow neck of land between it and the neighbouring hill. It contains about 8 acres and could not be easily defended. It has probably taken its name from some chief of the name of Bar who possessed it as a stronghold.
T Pennant 1776; OSA 1794; J Mackay 1894.

Enquiries at Carrol could not connect the name 'Craig Bar' with any feature in the area. From the description given Carrol Rock (NC 845 078) seems to be the only possible location, although it may well apply to the known fort on Duchary Rock (NC80SE 3). Perambulation of Carrol Rock revealed no obvious signs of fortifications, the only ditches seen on top being old broken drainage ditches.
Visited by OS (W D J) 28 April 1964.

No change since report of 28 April 1964
Visited by OS (J B) 2 November 1975.


Pennant, T, 1776, A Tour in Scotland; MDCCLXXII, 338 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2616.


Sir John Sinclair (ed.), 1791-9, The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes, Vol. 10, 304 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2606.


Mackay, J, 1894, 'Sutherland place names', Trans Gaelic Soc Inverness Vol. 18 1891-2, p.183-208, 325-40, 337-8 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1593.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 8400 0700 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC80NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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