MHG11391 - Broch, Portgower
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Type and Period (1)
- BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
ND01SW 5 0008 1279.
ND 002 130. A Pictish Tower stood to east of Midgarty, a settlement shown on Roy's map. W Roy 1747-55; NSA 1845.
ND 0008 1279. On a coastal spur with a steep slope on seaward side, is a low, turf covered, roughly circular mound circa 21.5m in diameter. Its surface is featureless and has been mutilated by probable quarrying. The site is asserted locally (information from J O F Mackay, Portgower, Helmsdale) to be that of a broch but this can only be proved by excavation.
Visited by OS (J B) 12 April 1976.
ND01 5 MIDGARTY ('Portgower') ND/0008 1279
Site of a broch in Loth, Sutherland, once described as a "Pictish tower"; it stood on a coastal spur with a steep slope on the seaward side, but there is nothing there now but a low turf-covered mound .
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 01 SW 5: 2. RCAHMS 1911a, 164, no. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol. 15, Sutherland, 200.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Roy, W. 1747-55. Military Survey of Scotland. Sheet 37/1.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Mackie, E.. 2007. The Roundhouses, Brochs and Wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland c.700 BC - AD 500: Architecture and material culture Part 2 (I & II) The Northern and Southern Mainland and the Western Islands. BAR British Series. 444. Paperback. ND01 5 MIDGARTY.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0007 1279 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7495 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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