MHG11559 - Broch, Kilearnan


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC91NW 8 9293 1882.
(NC 9292 1882) Broch (NR).
OS 6"map, (1964)

On a knoll beside the burn at Kilournan has stood a broch, now entirely demolished. Only a few structureless heaps of small stones remain. RCAHMS 1911.

This broch has been almost entirely removed, except for a rim of turf and small stones which denotes its overall diameter as having been about 18.0m. No structural details remain, and later stone clearance has been dumped in portions of the broch.
Visited by OS (J D) 2 June 1961 and (J B) 5 May 1976.

NC91 6 KILLOURAN ('Kilournan', 'Kil-earnan Hill')
NC/9293 1882
Possible broch in Kildonan, Suther-land, now a featureless heap of stones in which no structural features are visible. It is in a position without natural defences and there are no signs of any outer walls or ditches.
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. NC 91 NW 8: 2. RCAHMS 1911a, 106, no. 310: 3. Swanson (ms) 1985, 791. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 9292 1882 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC91NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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