MHG11051 - Broch, Inshlampie


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

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NC74NW 5 7159 4657.

(NC 7159 4657) Broch (NR)
OS 6"map, (1962)

The remains of a broch in a naturally defended situation, on a projecting bank overlooking the river on the west and flanked by ravines on the north and south. It is now a tumbled mass of stones about 2m high in which both wall faces are exposed intermittently to a height of a few feet, giving a wall thickness of some 4.5m and an internal diameter of about 6.5m. Neither the entrance nor any chambers are identifiable, nor were any outworks noted, but there are several later enclosures in the immediate vicinity.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (J L D) 6 May 1960.

The broch is as described above; a lowering of the rubble in the WNW suggests the entrance may have been here.
Visited by OS (J B) 21 July 1977.

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 60, No. 178 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Grid reference Centred NC 7159 4656 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC74NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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