MHG12006 - Broch, Ferry Wood


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC50NE 42 5719 0679.
Broch (NR) (remains) OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

The remains of a broch on top of natural hillock. It is slightly oval in shape measuring overall 15 x 14m. Stretches of the outer wall face are visible all round the perimeter generally formed by massive blocks of stone protruding from the turf to an average height of 0.3m. On the SE side one boulder stands 0.6m high. Only one stone likely to mark the inner wall face was noted in the rubble-strewn interior, giving a possible wall thickness of about 5m. On N side a break in outer wall face of 1.5m may indicate end of entrance passage. RCAHMS 1911; Visited OS (WDJ) 25 6 1963.

Forestry ploughing and planting have mutilated this broch; the course of the outer face is discernible, but many of of the facing stones are displaced. There is no trace of the inner face or mural cells, and the interior is strewn with stones.
Visited by OS (N K B) 13 August 1976.

Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (J B) 16 March 1979.

Horsburgh, J, 1870, 'Notes of cromlechs, duns, hut-circles, chambered cairns, and other remains, in the County of Sutherland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 7, 1866-8, pp 271-9, 271-79 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1182.

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, 135, No. 391 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Grid reference Centred NC 5718 0679 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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