MHG11559 - Broch, Kilearnan
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Type and Period (1)
- BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
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')
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>
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 106, No. 310.
- <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. NC91 6 KILLOURAN.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 9292 1882 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7087 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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